Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2011

264 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199755622

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Is a Little Pollution Good for You?

Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research

Kevin C. Elliott

Environmental Ethics and Science Policy Series

  • The first book in the humanities or social sciences to examine the scientific evidence for the hormesis phenomenon and its social implications.
  • 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.