Getting Risk Right

Getting Risk Right

Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

eBook - 2017
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Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? What role does HPV play in the development of cervical cancer, and is the HPV vaccine safe? In four detailed case studies, Geoffrey C. Kabat shows how science works or sometimes doesn't and what distinguishes these two very different outcomes. We depend on science and medicine like never before, yet there is widespread misinformation and confusion, amplified by the media, regarding what influences our health. Getting Risk Right helps general readers distinguish between claims that are supported by solid science and those that are the result of poorly designed or misinterpreted studies. In doing so, he shows us why certain risks are worth worrying about while others are not.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 0231542852 (electronic bk.)
9780231542852 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 613 KAB
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps

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