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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Table of Contents:
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  • 1.
  • Goal: Replace Risk Assessment with Alternatives Assessment
  • 2.
  • How Does Risk Assessment Actually Work?
  • 3.
  • What Are We Defending with Risk Assessment?
  • 4.
  • When Scientists Shut Their Eyes: Pretending That the Safety of Hazardous Activities Can Be Estimated
  • 5.
  • When Decision Makers Become Compromised: Pronouncing unnecessary Hazardous Activities "Acceptable"
  • 6.
  • When a Society Isn't Serious About Environmental Health: Assessing a Narrow Range of Options
  • 7.
  • Who Loves, Uses, or Cooperates with Risk Assessment?
  • 8.
  • Unnecessary Societal Triage: Comparative Risk Assessment
  • 9.
  • Alternatives Assessment: The Case of Bovine Growth Hormone and Rotational Grazing
  • 10.
  • Alternatives Assessment vs. Cost-Benefit Analysis: There Is More to Life Than Money
  • 11.
  • We Already Know How to Do Alternatives Assessment
  • 12.
  • We Know How to Push for Alternatives Assessments
  • 13.
  • essential Features of an Alternatives Assessment
  • 14.
  • Society That Assesses Its Alternatives
  • 15.
  • Alternatives Assessment: More Information, Fewer Pages
  • 16.
  • Getting Started
  • 17.
  • Barriers to Alternatives Assessment
  • 18.
  • Forces for Alternatives Assessment.