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The Resource Acceptable risks, Pascal James Imperato, Greg Mitchell

Acceptable risks, Pascal James Imperato, Greg Mitchell

Label
Acceptable risks
Title
Acceptable risks
Statement of responsibility
Pascal James Imperato, Greg Mitchell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all know life is full of risks, and having to choose between risks in nothing new; accepting risks has become second nature to us. So why do the media announce almost weekly the evidence of yet another hazard to our safety- and why do we bitterly debate legislation regarding it? Perhaps because as the public becomes more knowledgeable about the nature and effects of many risks, we are also learning how risks are being 'managed' for us. We are being asked not only to confront personal, voluntary risks, but also to decide which involuntary risks are acceptable- and what is voluntary for one person has a way of becoming imposed on another. Or what may seem an 'acceptable' risk standard to a group of government regulators may not be to the citizens to whom that agency is responsible. This book is a political, philosophical, and psychological examination of risks in our society: an investigation of how risks are defined and responded to on a personal, corporate, and governmental- even global- basis. At its core is the fact that today the public is often ambivalent toward risk, at least until it begins to affect us personally. As the authors discuss a range of issues and proceed from chosen risks to how the public is informed, misinformed, or uninformed about risks, we learn of the impact our inaction has on our lives and by understanding risk determination, how we have come to live in a world of risks that are considered respectable, acceptable risks. -- from Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Imperato, Pascal James
Dewey number
613
Index
index present
LC call number
RA431
LC item number
.I46 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
EE4215
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchell, Greg
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Preventive
  • Safety education
  • Health
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquake hazard analysis
  • Cholesterol
  • Cholesterol
  • Cholesterol
  • Radiation preservation of food
  • Radiation preservation of food
  • Radiation preservation of food
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Oral contraceptives
  • X-rays
  • X-rays
  • X-rays
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Toxic shock syndrome
  • Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde
  • Attitude to Health
  • Risk-Taking
Label
Acceptable risks, Pascal James Imperato, Greg Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 252-276
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chosen risks -- The "informed" public -- Imposed risks -- Defining risks -- Government guardians -- Calculating risks -- The ultimate risk: the Greenhouse Effect -- What you can do about health risks
Control code
10915087
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780670102051
Lccn
83040634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)708754
Label
Acceptable risks, Pascal James Imperato, Greg Mitchell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 252-276
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chosen risks -- The "informed" public -- Imposed risks -- Defining risks -- Government guardians -- Calculating risks -- The ultimate risk: the Greenhouse Effect -- What you can do about health risks
Control code
10915087
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 286 pages
Isbn
9780670102051
Lccn
83040634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)708754

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