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Title Environmental health sciences decision making : risk management, evidence, and ethics : workshop summary / Yank Coble, Christine Coussens, and Kathleen Quinn, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 77 pages) : illustrations
Contents Summary -- Approaches to decision making -- Scientific issues in environmental health decision making -- Conflicts of interest, bias, and ethics -- Stakeholder perspectives on environmental health sciences decision making -- General workshop discussion -- Closing comments
Summary "Environmental health decision making can be a complex undertaking, as there is the need to navigate and find balance among three core elements: science, policy, and the needs of the American public. Policy makers often grapple with how to make appropriate decisions when the research is uncertain. The challenge for the policy maker is to make the right decision with the best available data in a transparent process. The workshop, summarized in this volume, included an overview of the principles underlying decision making, the role of evidence and challenges for vulnerable populations, and ethical issues of conflict of interest, scientific integrity, and transparency. The workshop engaged science interest groups, industry, government, and the academic sector."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-58)
Notes Print version record
Subject Environmental health.
Environmental risk assessment.
Conflict of Interest.
Decision Making -- ethics.
Decision Making.
Environmental Health.
Risk Management.
United States.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Coble, Yank D.
Coussens, Christine.
Quinn, Kathleen (Kathleen Kolar)
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.
ISBN 0309124557 (electronic bk.)
9780309124553 (electronic bk.)