- Roger Bate, European Science and Environment Forum
Company Directors, Health and Safety professionals and managers, scientists and researchers in acadaemia, the science media and anyone with an interest in public safety, risk management or perception.
- Published: December 1998
- Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
- ISBN: 978-0-7506-4228-6
"A collection of learned scientists, professors of epidemiology, radiology, pharmacology, microbiology, from Yale, Stockholm, Berkeley, London, Harvard, Glasgow, have published an astonishing book edited by (Roger) Bate. What Risk? Seems to show that our favourite phobias are either irrational or exaggerated." - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH "It is not often that one comes across a book that reads like the smell of fresh air after being cooped in a smell room; such a book is this." - SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTITIONER "I strongly recommend every chemist to read its step-by-step refutation of nine popular myths." - CHEMISTRY IN BRITAIN "This stimulating book considers the likely effects resulting from the emission of small quantities of potentially harmful toxins into the environment and how these substances should be controlled. A number of specific substances are chosen by the authors, including benezene, asbestos, environmental tobacco smoke, ionising radiation and and dioxins. Nine authors have contributed to the book. Their aim is to bring to the attention of a wider audience scientific literature that may have been overlooked. The book achieves this in a thought-provoking style and is an ideal reference text for those involved in risk management." - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 'I strongly recommend this book to all engineers and scientists, as a whiff of sanity in a minefield of risk regulations.' SIR BERNARD CROSSLAND, HAZARDS FORUM 'Topical and controversial, a striking paperback.' OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH, MAY 1999 'An impressive array of alternative and authoritative views on these controversial matters has just been published in a book called 'What Risk? Published on behalf of the independent European Science and Environment Forum, 'What Risk?' consists of chapters written by experts prepared to question the fundamental assumptions behind many public health scares.' - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH