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Published: 10 March 2011

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199755622

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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

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