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RECORD NUMBER: 24 OF 43
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Making better environmental decisions : an alternative to risk assessment /|
|ISBN||0262150514; 9780262150514; 0262650533; 9780262650533|
|Subjects||Environmental risk assessment. ; Environmental policy--Decision making. ; MER. ; Risk management. ; Milieubeleid. ; Risicoanalyse. ; Risikoanalyse. ; Umweltpolitik.|
|Collation||xviii, 286 pages : maps ; 23 cm|
"Published in association with the Environmental Research Foundation." Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index.
Goal : replace risk assessment with alternatives assessment -- How does risk assessment actually work? -- What are we defending with risk assessment? -- When scientists shut their eyes : pretending that the safety of hazardous activities can be estimated -- When decision makers become compromised : pronouncing unnecessary hazardous activities "acceptable" -- When a society isn't serious about environmental health : assessing a narrow range of options -- Who loves, uses, or cooperates with risk assessment? -- Unnecessary societal triage : comparative risk assessment -- Alternatives assessment : the case of bovine growth hormone and rotational grazing -- Alternatives assessment vs. cost-benefit analysis : there is more to life than money -- We already know how to do alternatives assessment -- We know how to push for alternatives assessments -- The essential features of an alternatives assessment -- A society that assesses it alternatives -- Alternatives assessment : more information, fewer pages -- Getting started -- Barriers to alternatives assessment -- Forces for alternatives assessment.