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Published by Island Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Environmental sciences -- Decision making,
  • Environmental policy -- Government policy,
  • Risk assessment,
  • Health risk assessment

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesProtecting public health and the environment
Statementedited by Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel A. Tickner ; foreword by Wes Jackson.
ContributionsRaffensperger, Carolyn., Tickner, Joel A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGE105 .P76 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 385 p. :
Number of Pages385
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15463893M
ISBN 101559636882
LC Control Number99019514
OCLC/WorldCa40990099

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