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Sound Science, Junk Policy: Environmental Health Science and the Decision-Making Process Michele Morrone

Sound Science, Junk Policy: Environmental Health Science and the Decision-Making Process

Michele Morrone

Published June 30th 2002
ISBN : 9780865693081
Hardcover
208 pages
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Morrone and Lohner assert that sound science is often misinterpreted, which leads to questionable policy decisions. This provocative look at environmental policymaking shows the importance of correctly interpreting science, and examines the fullMoreMorrone and Lohner assert that sound science is often misinterpreted, which leads to questionable policy decisions. This provocative look at environmental policymaking shows the importance of correctly interpreting science, and examines the full implications of using science as the major criterion in the decision-making process.Contemporary critics often argue that environmental policy problems are rooted in junk science. Yet Morrone and Lohner assert that many cases are based on sound science that is misinterpreted, which leads to questionable policy decisions. Revealing the way science is used in the environmental decision-making process, the authors illustrate how policies can go awry.Their combined experience in the public and private sectors is buttressed by a series of case studies, including:Air pollutionSolid and hazardous waste managementFood protectionVectors and their diseasesDrinking water safetyThis provocative look at environmental policymaking shows the importance of correctly interpreting science, and examines the full implications of using science as the major criterion in the decision-making process.