Journals Higher Education
Important We hope you are enjoying our new website. More information about the changes



This item has an extended shipping time. The typical delivery time is 2 weeks.

Published: 10 March 2011

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199755622

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Companion website

Is a Little Pollution Good for You?

Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research

Kevin Elliott

Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series

  • This is the first book in the humanities or social sciences to examine the scientific evidence for the hormesis phenomenon and its social implications
  • It also provides a new case study for historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science interested in the ways that social and ethical values intersect with scientific research
  • It provides a new analysis of the ways that decisions about scientific language (e.g., choices about how to define phenomena or about what terms to employ) can have significant social ramifications, even in a seemingly innocuous field like toxicology