Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You (Paperback)

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Description


An indispensable and timely guide, Risk is the authority for assessing threats to your health and safety.

We continually face new risks in our world. This essential family reference will help you understand worrisome risks so you can decide how to stay safe and how to keeps risks in perspective. Expert authors David Ropeik and George Gray include information on:

- 50 top hazards - your likelihood of exposure - the consequences - ways to reduce your risk

They cover topics such as:

- cancer - biological weapons - indoor air pollution - pesticides - radiation

About the Author


David Ropeik has served as Director of Risk Communication at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. He was an award-winning journalist for two decades.
 

Praise For…


"Explores the hazards of of everyday activites at home, work and elsewhere..." The New York Daily News

"An endlessly fascinating reference book, to be consulted occasionally in time of need and in time of curiosity." The Denver Post


Product Details
ISBN: 9780618143726
ISBN-10: 0618143726
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2002
Pages: 496
Language: English