This unique book explains the fundamental problems faced in modern day life. Terms such as 'risk' and 'safe' are defined, along with the risks encountered in everyday situations, such as in the workplace, with diet, etc. and risk management.
"...This book can be commended..." * The Safety and Health Practitioner October 1998 * "As an aid to understanding risk assessment the book is excellent..." * Chemistry in Britain Vol 35 No 1 January 1999 * "... an easy-to-read overview of risk ... written in an accessible, chatty style" * Chemistry & Industry, Number 9, 3 May 1999 * "Overall, this is a valuable and interesting book which makes thought-provoking reading for both lay people and those concerned with the 'safe' exploitation of science and technology." * Applied Radiation and Isotopes 51, 1999, 757 *
Introduction; Daily Life; Childhood; Transport Risks; Homes; Recreation; Healthcare; Diet; Medical; Energy; Perception; Risk, Perception and Social Constructions; Risk Management; Risks at Work; Risks from Chemicals; General Principles of Risk; Defining 'Safe' and 'Safe Enough'; Statistics - Dealing with Large Numbers; Radioactive Waste Disposal; Modelling Doses and Risks; Marshalling our Facts; Perception of Radwaste Disposal; Concluding Remarks; Appendix; Bibliography; Subject Index.