Health Scare: The Misuse of Science in Public Health Policy
Australian Institute for Public Policy, Jan 1, 1991 - Environmental health - 99 pages
Analysis of debates on health policy in Australia exploring the tensions often evident in state-sponsored health campaigns. Discusses the role of a liberal democratic government in promoting health intervention programs, some of which are based on little or dubious scientific research.
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Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer
InterludeThe Evolution of Facts
Life Style and Life Expectancy
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