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True warnings and false alarms : evaluating fears about the health risks of technology, 1948-1971 / Allan Mazur
Bib ID 3109410
Format BookBook
Author
Mazur, Allan
 
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Description Washington, DC : Resources for the Future, c2004 
viii, 191 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 1891853554
1891853562
Full contents
  • 1. True warnings and false alarms
  • 2. Technology as friend and sometime foe : 1900-1947
  • 3. Lawless's era : 1948-1971
  • 4. Why experts in technical controversies disagree
  • 5. Evaluating the lawless warnings : true or false?
  • 6. Coding the cases
  • 7. Hallmarks of true and false alarms
  • 8. Hindsight and foresight.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-179) and index.

Subjects Health risk assessment -- History -- 20th century.

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