Publisher description for Risk : a practical guide for deciding what's really safe and what's dangerous in the world around you / David Ropeik and George Gray.


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Counter This indispensable and timely guide is the ultimate authority on the real threats to our everyday health and safety. From cell phones to water quality to air travel, Risk tells readers how to assess warnings and data in order to make informed, practical decisions about their fears and concerns. Laid out in an easy-to-read format, Risk includes information on fifty top risks analysis of risk hazards consequences of risk on topics such as cancer hazardous waste indoor air pollution radiation biological weapons. This essential family reference is as useful as it is timely.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Risk assessment, Environmental risk assessment, Health risk assessment