Making better environmental decisions : an alternative to risk assessment / Mary O'Brien.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: O'Brien, Mary, 1945-
Corporate Author: Environmental Research Foundation (Annapolis, Md.)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : MIT Press, ©2000.
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