Here a risk, there a risk, everywhere risks, risks!
Chapters in this heading:
- Are there problems in the present risk assessment practices?
- What is risk management?
- What are the most common misconceptions about risks held by the man in the street?
- Why are experts usually so sceptical?
- Why do different people rate different risks so differently?
- Can you lessen your own personal chemical burden?
- Why are people afraid of dental amalgam?
- What do we mean by the term “life cycle analysis”?
- The precautionary principle – better safe than sorry?
- Are GM foods Frankenfoods?
- Mutagenesis, carcinogenesis and other scary words – what do they really mean?
- Which type of radiation poses the greatest threat to our health?
- Are most cancers caused by exposures to chemicals?
- Is cancer more common today than it was in the past?
- We breathe oxygen; it can’t be dangerous, can it?
- Why are animal experiments still needed?
- Are electric lines and transformers dangerous?
- How dangerous is it to use a mobile phone?
- We are surrounded by risks but which of them should we take seriously?
- Are inhabitants of different countries exposed to different risks?
- Before we go on holiday which environmental health precautions should we take?
- Should risk assessment be more transparent?
- Is environmental science just another religion?
- What happens if the human race presses the self-destruct button?