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Main Title But is it true? : a citizen's guide to environmental health and safety issues /
Author Wildavsky, Aaron B.
Publisher Harvard University Press,
Year Published 1995
OCLC Number 31376030
ISBN 0674089227; 9780674089228
Subjects Environmental risk assessment--Popular works. ; Environmental policy--Citizen participation--Popular works. ; Environmental Health--Popular Works. ; Hazardous Substances--Popular Works. ; Milieurisico's. ; Burgers. ; Bèurgerbeteiligung. ; Gesundheitsgefèahrdung. ; Umweltpolitik. ; Umweltschaden.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  GE145.W55 1995 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/29/1995
ELDM  GE145.W55 1995 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 03/23/2015
ESAM  GE145.W55 1995 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/15/1996
Collation viii, 574 pages ; 25 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-551) and index.
Contents Notes Were the early scares justified by the evidence? Cranberries, dieldrin, saccharin -- PCBs and DDT : too much of a good thing? -- Dioxin, Agent Orange, and Times Beach -- Love Canal : was there evidence of harm? -- Superfund's abandoned hazardous waste sites -- No runs, no hits, all errors : the asbestos and alar scares -- How does science matter? -- Do rodent studies predict cancer in human beings? -- The effects of acid rain on the United States (with an excursion to Europe) -- CFCs and ozone depletion: are they as bad as people think? --Who's on first? A global warming scorecard --Reporting environmental science -- Citizenship in science -- Detecting errors in environmental and safety studies. "Working with his students at a risk analysis center, Wildavsky examined all the evidence behind the charges and countercharges in several controversial cases involving environmental health and public safety. Here he lays out these cases in terms an average citizen can understand, weighs the merits of the claims of various parties, and offers reasoned judgments on the government's response. From Love Canal to Times Beach, from DDT to Agent Orange, acid rain, and global warming, from saccharin to asbestos, Wildavsky shows how we can achieve an informed understanding of the contentious environmental issues that confront us daily. The book supports the conclusion Wildavsky reached himself, both as a citizen committed to the welfare of the earth and its inhabitants, and as a social scientist concerned with how public policy is made: though it is bad to be harmed, it is worse to be harmed in the name of health."--Jacket.
Place Published Cambridge, Mass.
PUB Date Free Form ©1995
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 94040407
Merged OCLC records 34027027; 1027296095
OCLC Time Stamp 20150317173205
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 05129cam 2200913 a 45010