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Radon's Deadly Daughters

Science, Environmental Policy and the Politics of Risk

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Radon's Deadly Daughters by Michael R. Edelstein
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Five years after Three Mile Island awakened Americans to the dread of radioactive release, a new and potentially more consequential radioactive threat was discovered in a Pennsylvania home. Touted as the second major cause of lung cancer, the radon problem was prominent as a leading environmental risk. However, widespread acceptance of this risk has never materialized. In this vibrant account, Edelstein and Makofske unveil the complex mix of social and scientific factors that have led to public and official misunderstanding of the geologic radon issue. The lessons of radon have great relevance in a contaminated world where people are increasingly surrounded by invisible environmental hazards, where uncertainty and controversy shroud a clear understanding of the threat, and where one can choose apathetic acceptance or attempt to discern how to actively protect oneself and one's family.

Author Biography

Michael R. Edelstein is professor of environmental psychology at Ramapo College in New Jersey and the author of Contaminated Communities. William J. Makofske is professor of environmental physics at Ramapo College and the author of Technology and Global Environmental Issues. Both previously collaborated on Radon and the Environment.
Release date NZ
December 18th, 1997
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
index
Imprint
Rowman & Littlefield
Pages
380
Dimensions
149x227x21
ISBN-13
9780847683345
Product ID
1826317

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