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Exposed science : genes, the environment, and the politics of population health

Author: Sara Shostak
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We rely on environmental health scientists to document the presence of chemicals where we live, work, and play and to provide an empirical basis for public policy. In the last decades of the 20th century, environmental health scientists began to shift their focus deep within the human body, and to the molecular level, in order to investigate gene-environment interactions. In "Exposed Science," Sara Shostak analyzes  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Shostak
ISBN: 9780520275171 0520275179 9780520275188 0520275187
OCLC Number: 876879878
Notes: Index: pages 287--297.
Description: xiii, 297 pages
Contents: Introduction --
1. "Toxicology is a political science" --
2. The consensus critique --
3. Susceptible bodies --
4. "Opening the black box of the human body" --
5. Making a molecular regulatory science --
6. The molecular is political --
Conclusion
Responsibility: Sara Shostak.

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We rely on environmental health scientists to document the presence of chemicals where we live, work, and play and to provide an empirical basis for public policy. This title analyzes the rise of  Read more...

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