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Element of Risk: The Politics of Radon

By: Leonard A Cole

256 pages, 10 b/w photos, 3 illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 1995 | #41397 | ISBN: 0195093674
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Examines Washington's handling of the Radon issue, and challenges the US EPA's risk-cost assessment of radon levels.


Preface; 1. The Development of Radon Policy; 2. The Science of Uncertainty; 3. Leapers and Loopers; 4. Lopers and Loppers; 5. Federal Regulators and Congress; 6. Radon in the States and the Case of New Jersey; 7. Private and Public Interests; 8. The Press, Science, and Radon; 9. Radon Policies in Other Countries: Sweden and Finland; 10. Democracy, Risk, and Reason; Appendix A: Radioactive Decay Chain of Uranium-238; Appendix B: Letters; Appendix C: The Environmental Protection Agency/Advertising Council Messages; Appendix D: Differing Perspectives on Radon Policy by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy; Appendix E: Radon Policies of the American Medical Association and the Health Physics Society; Index

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