• Title: Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You
  • Author: David Ropeik George Gray
  • ISBN: 9780618143726
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • Risk A Practical Guide for Deciding What s Really Safe and What s Really 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 unders
    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 hazAn 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 riskThey cover topics such as cancer biological weapons indoor air pollution pesticides radiation

    One Reply to “Risk: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You”

    1. 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 hoping this book had some hard data on various topic but instead what is presented semi-quantitative risk meters covering likelihood and consequences. This seems to reflect the difficulty and incompleteness of risk data. An idea data set would cover all ages from birth to death. One would expect the cu [...]

    2. 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 and less reactive view of the risk posed by that issue. Indeed, not everything is going to give us cancer. Thoughtful people will likely find this book redundant to their daily existence.

    3. Did not know before hand that cooking with a microwave uses less energy than cooking with the stovetop

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