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The Resource Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat

Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat

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Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks
Title
Getting risk right
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understanding the science of elusive health risks
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey C. Kabat
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Language
eng
Summary
Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Does BPA threaten our health? How safe are certain dietary supplements, especially those containing exotic herbs or small amounts of toxic substances? Is the HPV vaccine safe? We depend on science and medicine as never before, yet there is widespread misinformation and confusion, amplified by the media, regarding what influences our health. In Getting Risk Right, Geoffrey C. Kabat shows how science works--and sometimes doesn't--and what separates these two very different outcomes. Kabat seeks to help us distinguish between claims that are supported by solid science and those that are the result of poorly designed or misinterpreted studies. By exploring different examples, he explains why certain risks are worth worrying about, while others are not. He emphasizes the variable quality of research in contested areas of health risks, as well as the professional, political, and methodological factors that can distort the research process. Drawing on recent systematic critiques of biomedical research and on insights from behavioral psychology, Getting Risk Right examines factors both internal and external to the science that can influence what results get attention and how questionable results can be used to support a particular narrative concerning an alleged public health threat. In this book, Kabat provides a much-needed antidote to what has been called "an epidemic of false claims." -- Provided by publisher
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Kabat, Geoffrey C
Dewey number
613
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA776.5
LC item number
.K33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Health risk assessment
  • Health attitudes
  • Health attitudes
  • Health risk assessment
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understanding the science of elusive health risks
Label
Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-235) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
The illusion of validity and the power of "negative thinking" -- Splendors and miseries of associations -- When risk goes viral : biases and bandwagons -- Do cell phones cause brain cancer? : a tale of two sciences -- Hormonal confusion: the contested science of endocrine disruption -- Deadly remedy : a mysterious disease, a medicinal herb, and the recognition a worldwide public health threat -- HPV, cancer, and beyond : the anatomy of a triumph
Control code
1798778
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231166461
Lccn
2016008208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231166461
  • (OCoLC)940795871
Label
Getting risk right : understanding the science of elusive health risks, Geoffrey C. Kabat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The illusion of validity and the power of "negative thinking" -- Splendors and miseries of associations -- When risk goes viral : biases and bandwagons -- Do cell phones cause brain cancer? : a tale of two sciences -- Hormonal confusion: the contested science of endocrine disruption -- Deadly remedy : a mysterious disease, a medicinal herb, and the recognition a worldwide public health threat -- HPV, cancer, and beyond : the anatomy of a triumph
Control code
1798778
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 248 pages
Isbn
9780231166461
Lccn
2016008208
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231166461
  • (OCoLC)940795871

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