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Author Cranor, Carl F.,
Title At risk : how and why we are exposed to toxic chemicals / Carl Cranor.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.

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Author Cranor, Carl F.,
Series The Romanell lectures.
Romanell lectures.
Subject Toxicological chemistry -- United States.
Environmental health -- United States.
Public health -- Political aspects -- United States.
Health risk assessment -- United States.
Hazardous Substances -- toxicity.
Environmental Exposure -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects.
Environmental Illness.
Legislation as Topic.
United States.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Note Previously issued in print: 2017.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A world awash in little understood chemicals tragically harms adults and children alike. Laws keep health agencies in the dark about toxicants, slow, well motivated research hampers protections, and strenuous vested opposition exacerbates the harm. How science is used in the tort law can facilitate or frustrate redress of harm. This work recommends better approaches.
Audience Specialized.
Note Online resource; title from home page (viewed on January 6, 2017).
Contents Introduction -- Industrial chemicals as nuisances : the rise of environmental health laws and their limitations -- Cancers, brain disorders, and the feminization of boys : can we avoid poisoning our children? -- How do obscure Supreme Court decisions affect me? -- How demands for ideal science undermine the public's health -- Conclusion.
ISBN 9780190635787 (ebook)
0190635789
9780190635756
0190635754
OCLC # 974012058
Additional Format Print version : 9780190635756.


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