Protecting Public Health and the Environment
Implementing The Precautionary Principle

Edited by Carolyn Raffensperger and Joel Tickner; Foreword by Wes Jackson

When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. This idea, known as the "Precautionary...

411 pages
6 x 9

Biodiversity and Human Health

Edited by Francesca Grifo and Joshua Rosenthal; Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy

The implications of biodiversity loss for the global environment have been widely discussed, but only recently has attention been paid to its direct and serious effects on human health. Biodiversity loss affects the spread of human diseases,...

397 pages
6 x 9

Technology, Law, and the Working Environment
Revised Edition

Technology, Law, and the Working Environment provides a thorough discussion of the legal issues relevant to technology-related workplace problems. It includes detailed chapters that examine occupational health and safety, toxic substance...

668 pages
7 x 10

Reducing Toxics
A New Approach To Policy And Industrial Decisionmaking

Edited by Robert Gottlieb

In Reducing Toxics, leading experts address industry, technology, health, and policy issues and explore the potential for pollution prevention at the industry and facility levels. They consider both the regulatory and institutional...

460 pages
6 x 9

Where We Live
A Citizen's Guide To Conducting A Community Environmental Inventory

Don Harker and Elizabeth Ungar Natter

Where We Live is a practical workbook to help citizens find information concerning their local environment and to use that information in furthering environmental goals. The book includes general information on human impacts on the...

332 pages
8.5 x 11

The Clean Water Act 20 Years Later

This volume explores the issues associated with the complex subject of water quality protection in an assessment of the successes and failures of the Clean Water Act over the past twenty years. In addition to examining traditional indicators of...

333 pages
6 x 9

Taking Out the Trash
A No-Nonsense Guide To Recycling

Taking Out the Trash is a practical and useful guide to how individuals, businesses, and communities can help alleviate America's garbage crisis.

249 pages
6 x 9

Getting at the Source
Strategies For Reducing Municipal Solid Waste

Getting at the Source offers a new approach to identifying and evaluating opportunities for reducing solid waste.

158 pages
8.5 x 11

Healthy Homes, Healthy Kids
Protecting Your Children From Everyday Environmental Hazards

This comprehensive and authoritative handbook, written by scientists, identifies many hazards that parents tend to overlook. It translates technical, scientific information into an accessible how-to guide to help parents protect children from...

233 pages
6 x 9

Plastics
America's Packaging Dilemma

Plastics explains what plastics are, how they are made, how they are used, and the problems and opportunities they bring.

133 pages
6 x 9

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