In Search of Safety by John D. Graham
Look inside with Google Book Preview
In Search of Safety
By John D. Graham

In Search of Safety

Chemicals and Cancer Risk New edition

By (author) See other recent books by John D. Graham See other recent books by Laura C. Green See other recent books by Marc J. Roberts
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $67.00
Your Price: $60.30 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.02 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

In Search of Safety by John D. Graham

Book Description

Most public controversies about the effects of chemicals on human health revolve around the risk of cancer hardly surprising, considering that it is the second leading cause of death in the United States. People are concerned about the dangers of carcinogens in air, water, and food, and they expect their representatives in government to protect them from such hazards. On the other hand, the economic costs of eliminating every suspected carcinogen from the environment would cause tremendous economic hardship. How should policymakers use science to help strike a balance between the benefits of lowering the risk of cancer and the economic costs of regulation?In this important book the authors squarely address the complex interaction of science and regulatory policy. They begin by clarifying the scientific issues that are central to regulatory decisions, then explain how and why scientists can honestly disagree about these issues. They demonstrate with two cogent case studies: the heated debates about formaldehyde and benzene, both useful but potentially toxic chemicals. By examining how scientists evaluated the risks from these chemicals, and what kinds of legislative, administrative, and judicial decisions emerged from the evaluations, the authors furnish insight into the checks and balances of health-risk regulation.They point out that overselling science in this context is harmful to both science and democracy. Their final chapter proposes creative methods for constructing a bridge between the scientist and the regulator that will be invaluable to anyone concerned about health risks."

Buy In Search of Safety book by John D. Graham from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674446366
ISBN-10: 0674446364
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 19mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author John D. Graham


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about In Search of Safety book by John D. Graham and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - John D. Graham

John Graham is Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences and Director, Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard School of Public Health. Marc Roberts is Professor of Political Economy and Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by John D. Graham close
Obama on the Home Front by John D. Graham
Indiana by John D. Graham
Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT) Chemicals by John D. Graham
John Bartlow Martin by John D. Graham
Public Administration and the Modern State by John D. Graham
Prostate Cancer by John D. Graham
America's Poor and the Great Recession by John D. Graham
Robert F. Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary by John D. Graham
Risk Versus Risk by John D. Graham
Recent books by Laura C. Green close
In Search of Safety by Laura C. Green
Recent books by Marc J. Roberts close
Environmental Protection Agency by Marc J. Roberts
In Search of Safety by Marc J. Roberts
» close