The Risks of Measuring Risk

  • George G. Berg
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 21)


The Thirteenth Rochester International Conference on Environmental Toxicity examined both the logical soundness of the inference of risk and the validity of the experimental evidence of damage. Examples were drawn from current research by the participants on environmental hazards of toxic chemicals and ionizing radiation. Contributions by twenty-two researchers were grouped under six headings:
  • — Statistical Inference of Risks

  • — Risks of Prenatal Exposures

  • — Risks of Contaminated Air and Drinking Water

  • — Comparative Risks of Energy Sources

  • — Genetic and Cancer Hazards

  • — Extrapolation to Low Doses


Risk Measurement Prenatal Exposure Body Count Wood Stove Electric Power Grid 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • George G. Berg
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  1. 1.Department of Radiation Biology and BiophysicsUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA

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