Risk by David Ropeik
A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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An indispensable and timely guide, Risk is the authority for assessing threats to your health and safety.

We continually face new risks in our world. This essential family reference will help you understand worrisome risks so you can decide how to stay safe and how to keeps risks in perspective. Expert authors David Ropeik and George Gray include information on:

- 50 top hazards - your likelihood of exposure - the consequences - ways to reduce your risk

They cover topics such as:

- cancer - biological weapons - indoor air pollution - pesticides - radiation
 

About David Ropeik

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David Ropeik is an international consultant and widely sought-after public speaker on risk perception and risk communication. Ropeik is an instructor at the Harvard University Extension School's Environmental Management Program and taught risk perception and risk communication at Harvard School of Public Heath (2000-2006). He was a commentator on risk for NPR Morning Edition program and has been a guest host for NPR's "The Connection." He has written articles about risk perception for "The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, " and "The Boston Globe, " and" Nova" among others. George Gray, a toxicologist, serves as the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He lives in McLean, Virginia.
 
Published October 28, 2002 by Mariner Books. 485 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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