Our Precarious Habitat was written to inform the general reader who wishes to know how science and technology affect his daily life, and to enable him to evaluate environmental issues objectively in their political context at the community, state, and national level. It is also directed to the college student in environmental and health courses.Since publication in 1970 of the first edition of Our Precarious Habitat, public concern about the environment has grown to the extent that "ecology" is now a household word. But along with this have grown the emotionalism and confusion that have always surrounded the subject. We are all aware that there are hazards to our health and well-being in present-day life. No one would argue that air pollution or chemical pesticides washed into a community water supply are beneficial, but to what extent are the environmental changes and stresses created by our industrial society actually harmful to us, and how may they be controlled?
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