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Publisher: Island Press: 1999-06-01
Seller ID: M1559636882Z2
By: Bates, David V.
Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr: 1995-01-01
Seller ID: M0295973366Z2
Modern industrial societies have created not only the goods and services that add productivity and pleasure to modern life, but also hazardous and unlooked-for side effects. Many significant technological advances - automobiles, fire retardation, durable paints, electrical appliances - have a dark side, their proven or putative implication in major risks to public health.
How democratic societies discover and deal with such health hazards is the theme of Environmental Health Risks and Public Policy. Often frightening in its direct recitation of medical evidence, always compelli...