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By Kabat, Dr. Geoffrey C.
The media constantly bombard us with news of the health hazards that lurk in our everyday lives. But, many of these hazards, even some that provoke regulatory action, have been greatly overblown. This book examines the forces that contribute to health scares and economic, politic...al, and psychological consequences of their social amplification.Read more
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A study of the health industry and possible risks involved.
By means of four case studies, Kabat demonstrates how a powerful confluence of interests can subtly overstate or distort the scientific evidence, resulting in confusion among the public and a wasteful diversion of resources.
Geoffrey C. 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.Read more
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