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Health Phys. 1991 Sep;61(3):317-35.

Catalog of risks extended and updated.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15260.


A large variety of risks are quantified in terms of the loss of life expectancy they cause in the United States. Risks considered include the following: diseases; accidents of various types at home, at work, in public, and in motor vehicles; unemployment; poor social connections; use of small cars; smoking; air pollution; other environmental pollutants leading to cancer and non-cancer effects; purposely ingested substances; sports participation; geography; medical care; epidemics; natural hazards; socioeconomic factors; Rn and other radiation; and energy conservation. A few suggestions for applications of this catalog of risks are offered.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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