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nergy is a modern necessity. By harnessing energy resources beyond what their own muscles can generate, humans have dramatically extended and enriched their domains. Draft animals, slaves, and biomass have given way to fossil fuels as the primary energy sources, with nuclear and renewable sources also entering the mix. Illustratively, Fig. 1 shows the great(More)
Comparative risk projects can provide broad policy guidance but they rarely have adequate scientific foundations to support precise risk rankings. Most extant projects go ahead and report rankings anyway, and give only lip service to incertitude. Stochastic uncertainty, structural uncertainty, and ignorance are types of incertitude that afflict risk(More)
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There are limited data on air quality parameters, including airborne particulate matter (PM) in residential green buildings, which are increasing in prevalence. Exposure to PM is associated with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, and since Americans spend almost 90% of their time indoors, residential exposures may substantially contribute to overall(More)