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Document ID (ISN)45991
CIS number 86-874
ISBN(s) 0-87196-984-X
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Urquhart J., Heilmann K.
Title Risk watch: the odds of life
Bibliographic information Facts on File Publications, Telford Road, Bicester, Oxon OX6 0XD, United Kingdom, 1985. 214p. Illus. Bibl. Index. Price: ú11.95.
Abstract This highly readable book provides a scientifically based, yet easily understandable, guide to the evaluation of hazards in life. Chapter 8 (Risk-related codewords) has a detailed discussion of the risks posed by some substances frequently found in the working environment (dioxin, asbestos and formaldehyde) as well as discussions of regulatory problems and of the dangers (real and imaginary) of nuclear power.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; dangerous substances
Descriptors (secondary) formaldehyde; tetrachlorodibenzodioxin; legislation; nuclear power stations; asbestos
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation