Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Dangerous in the World Around You
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
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Review: Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around YouUser Review - Goodreads
I read this as part of a college course on risk. You can summarize the main point as follows: the media distorts our perception of risk; informed study of an issue generally results in a more nuanced ...
Review: Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around YouUser Review - David - Goodreads
Lets face it, the press generally does a poor job of reporting the risk or benefits of some latest research topic often not even mentioning the sample size or the basic numbers. Consequently I was ... Read full review