Michael R. Greenberg

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This month’s lead is a summary and review of the National Research Council’s “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and A Strategy.”1 In this article, Daniel Krewski, Melvin Andersen, Ellen Mantus, and Lauren Zeise summarize a vision to advance toxicity testing and human health assessment of environmental agents. They describe how scientific(More)
Dozens of methods have been proposed for the identification of disease clusters, although only a few are used routinely in published investigations. New methods, although designed to exploit some particular aspect of the data or use some specific statistical tool, are rarely compared thoroughly in terms of power or performance. Users, when confronted with(More)
Public and political opposition have made finding locations for new nuclear power plants, waste management, and nuclear research and development facilities a challenge for the U.S. government and the nuclear industry. U.S. government-owned properties that already have nuclear-related activities and commercial nuclear power generating stations are logical(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examines the relationship between birth-place and mortality from circulatory diseases among American Blacks. METHODS All Black deaths from circulatory diseases (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision. codes 390 through 459) were extracted from the National Center for Health Statistics mortality detail files for 1979(More)
Analysis of cancer incidence data at a variety of geographic scales provides surveillance information that can allay fears of the general public, prevent costly and unwarranted epidemiologic studies driven by political pressures, and target appropriate cases for further investigation. We systematically examined New Jersey Cancer Registry data (1979-1985)(More)
More than 50 years of research, development, manufacture, and testing of nuclear weapons at Department of Energy (DOE) sites has left a legacy of on-site contamination that often spreads to surrounding areas. Despite substantial cleanup budgets in the last decade, the DOE's top-to-bottom review team concluded that relatively little actual cleanup has been(More)
Increasingly, the public and governmental agencies are concerned about remediating and reclaiming contaminated sites. Understanding the ecological resources on-site and valuing those resources in terms of future uses is important for determining suitable future land uses. In this article, we suggest the major categories of natural resource information(More)
The number and magnitude of devastating natural and human events make it imperative that we actively and systematically estimate the costs and benefits of policy decisions in affected localities, regions, states, and nations. Such strategic risk management preparedness efforts should forecast well into the future and include scenarios with and without(More)
Analysis of black American death rates by region of birth and region of residence showed that southern-born blacks had the highest mortality rates and western-born blacks the lowest mortality rates. Blacks born in the northeast, midwest, and outside the US had rates intermediate between southern and western-born black rates. Blacks born in one region and(More)