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Manufacturing uncertainty: contested science and the protection of the public's health and environment.
Opponents of public health and environmental regulations often try to "manufacture uncertainty" by questioning the validity of scientific evidence on which the regulations are based. Though mostExpand
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Doubt is their product.
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Doubt is their product : how industry's assault on science threatens your health
Introduction: "Sound Science" or "Sounds Like Science?" 1. The Manufacture of Science 2. Workplace Cancer before OSHA: Waiting for the Body Count 3. America Demands Protection 4. Why our Children areExpand
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Equal Treatment for Regulatory Science: Extending the Controls Governing the Quality of Public Research to Private Research
I. INTRODUCTION The imperative that agencies use "sound science" in developing their regulations has become a major preoccupation of the political branches. In only a few years, Congress passed twoExpand
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Economic development and occupational health in Latin America: new directions for public health in less developed countries.
Occupational Health is increasingly recognized as an area of importance in Latin American public health. In the agricultural sector of the region, the concentration of arable land into large holdingsExpand
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Scientific evidence and public policy.
  • D. Michaels
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of public health
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This collection of papers, published in the American Journal of Public Health (Vol. 95, p. S1-S150, 2005) is the product of a symposium on Scientific Evidence and Public Policy convened March 2003 byExpand
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Jails and prisons: the new asylums?
During the last 10 years, extraordinary changes have occurred in the health of jail and prison inmates. The combination of accelerated urban decay, widespread illicit drug use, and expandingExpand
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Transforming concepts in patient safety: a progress report
In 2009, the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute (LLI) published a paper identifying five areas of healthcare that require system-level attention and action to advance patientExpand
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Review of the OSHA-NIOSH Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Protecting the Health and Safety of Cleanup Workers
Introduction: The fire and explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig resulted in an enormous oil spill that threatened large distances of coastline. The overall response was led by the United StatesExpand
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Compliance with isoniazid prophylaxis in jail.
The incidence of tuberculosis in New York City has risen dramatically in the last decade, an increase that has also been seen in the incarcerated population on Rikers Island, New York City'sExpand
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