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Imprint:Washington, D.C. : Resources for the Future ; Baltimore : Distributed by the Johns Hopkins University Press, c1990.
Description:xiv, 262 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subject:Technology -- Risk assessment.
Health risk assessment.
Health risk assessment.
Technology -- Risk assessment.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Glickman, Theodore S.
Gough, Michael, 1939-
ISBN:0915707551 (alk. paper)
9780915707553 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262).
Table of Contents:
  • Probing the question of technology-induced risk ; Choosing and managing technology-induced risk / M. Granger Morgan
  • Defining risk / Baruch Fischhoff, Stephen R. Watson, and Chris Hope
  • Risk analysis : understanding "how safe is safe enough?" / Stephen L. Derby and Ralph L. Kenney
  • Analyzing the daily risks of life / Richard Wilson
  • Rating the risks / Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff, and Sarah Lichtenstein
  • Ranking possible carcinogenic hazards / Bruce N. Ames, Renae Magaw, and Lois Swirsky Gold. Technical comment : carcinogenic risk estimation / Samuel S. Epstein and Joel B. Swartz. Response to Samuel E. Epstein / Bruce N. Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold
  • Risk, science, and democracy / William D. Ruckelshaus
  • No risk is the highest risk of all / Aaron Wildavsky
  • Cost benefit analysis : an ethical critique / Steven Kelman. Reply to Steven Kelman / Gerard Butters, John Calfee, and Pauline Ippolito
  • Application of risk assessment to food safety decision making / Joseph Rodricks and Michael R. Taylor
  • Assessing risks from health hazards : an imperfect science / Dale Hattis and David Kennedy
  • A quantitative estimate of leukemia mortality associated with occupational exposure to benzene / Mary C. White, Peter F. Infante, and Kenneth C. Chu
  • Letter to the editor : benzene and the one-hit model / Jerry L.R. Chandler
  • Letter to the editor : assessment of leukemia mortality associated with occupational exposure to benzene / Peter F. Infante, Mary C. White, and Kenneth C. Chu
  • Social benefit versus technological risk / Chauncey Starr
  • The application of probabilistic risk assessment techniques to energy technologies / Norman C. Rasmussen
  • Assessing the risk of an LNG terminal / Ralph L. Keeney, Ram B. Kulkarni, and Keshavan Nair
  • The emergence of risk communication studies : social and political context / Alonzo Plough and Sheldon Krimsky
  • Getting to maybe : some communications aspects of siting hazardous waste facilities / Peter M. Sandman
  • Informed choice or regulated risk? : lessons from a study in radon risk communication / F. Reed Johnson ... [et al.].