Risk in Perspective

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Photo by Eric Hill

Our newsletter, Risk in Perspective, periodically communicates the results of our research in a short and accessible form that emphasizes its policy relevance. Explore past issues below by following the links to the complete issues. Interested in receiving Risk in Perspective? Join our mailing list link here.

Past Issues

2001-present

An Overview of “Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment”
Risk in Perspective, February 2009

Ozone and Mortality – An Update
Risk in Perspective, July 2008

Valuing “Lives Saved” vs. “Life-Years Saved”
Risk in Perspective, March 2008

Mortality Risks from Ozone Exposure
Risk in Perspective, April 2007

Air Pollution Risks in China
Risk in Perspective, January 2007

Matters of the Heart and Mind: Risk-Risk Tradeoffs
Risk in Perspective, January 2006

Regulation of Hormetic Substances
Risk in Perspective, October 2004

Weight of the Evidence Evaluation of Low-Dose Reproductive and Developmental Effect of Bisphenol A
Risk in Perspective, August 2004

Is There a Cancer Premium?
Risk in Perspective, May 2004

The Precautionary Principle in Practice: Comparing US EPA and WHO Pesticide Risk Assessments
Risk in Perspective, January 2004

The Cost of Improving Health by Reducing Emissions From Public Transit Buses
Risk in Perspective, October 2003

A Web-based Registry of Cost-Utility Analysis
Risk in Perspective, September 2003

Risk Communications: A Neglected Tool in Protecting Public Health
Risk in Perspective, June 2003

Valuing Health: Quality-Adjusted Life Years or Willingness to Pay?
Risk in Perspective, March 2003

New Technology Provides Additional Option for Women with Equivocal Pap Smear Results
Risk in Perspective, October 2002

Evaluating the Risk to Workers and the Public from Styrene Exposure
Risk in Perspective, May 2002

Evaluating the Risk of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy in the United States
Risk in Perspective, March 2002

The Harvard Center for Risk Analysis: Past, Present, and Future
Risk in Perspective, January 2002

Preventing Cervical Cancer in Developing Nations
Risk in Perspective, July 2001

Health Benefits of Emissions Reductions from Older Power Plants
Risk in Perspective, April 2001

The Mexico Project
Risk in Perspective, February 2001

1996-2000

Compensating Government Workers Exposed to Radiation
Risk in Perspective, September 2000

Cellular Phones and Driving: Weighing the Risks and Benefits
Risk in Perspective, July 2000

Are Pharmaceuticals Cost-Effective? Lessons for the Medicare Drug Benefit Debate
Risk in Perspective, May 2000

Kids at Risk
Risk in Perspective, April 2000

Valuing Life-Saving: Is Contingent Valuation Useful?
Risk in Perspective, March 2000

Preventing Cervical and Anal Cancer in HIV-Positive Women and Men: Using Disease-Specific Models to Develop Clinical Guidelines
Risk in Perspective, February 2000

Fueling Heavy Duty Trucks: Diesel or Natural Gas
Risk in Perspective, January 2000

1990-1995

Health Insight: A Consumer’s Guide to Taking Charge of Health Information
Risk in Perspective, October 1999

Valuing the Health Effects of Air Pollution
Risk in Perspective, July 1999

The Cost Effectiveness of New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease
Risk in Perspective, June 1999

The Precautionary Principle: Refine It or Replace It?
Risk in Perspective, May 1999

Toxic Pollution from Power Plants: Large Emissions, Little Risk
Risk in Perspective, April 1999

An Investor’s Look at Life-Saving Opportunities
Risk in Perspective, February 1999

The Agricultural Health Study: Strengths and Limitations
Risk in Perspective, December 1998

Gains in Life Expectancy from Medical Interventions
Risk in Perspective, November 1998

Risk-Based Environmental Advocacy
Risk in Perspective, August 1998

Patients’ Willingness to Pay for Autologous Blood Donation
Risk in Perspective, June 1998

Cancer Prevention for Individuals with Inherited Mutations
Risk in Perspective, May 1998

Ranking Risks in the Home
Risk in Perspective, April 1998

Breast Cancer Risk Factors: What Do We Know and How Well Do We Know It?
Risk in Perspective, March 1998

Whose Blood is Safer?
Risk in Perspective, February 1998

The Greening of Industry
Risk in Perspective, January 1998

Evaluating Risk Reduction Programs
Risk in Perspective, December 1997

The Sperm-Count Debate
Risk in Perspective, November 1997

Measuring Quality-Adjusted Survival for Cancer Therapies
Risk in Perspective, October 1997

Reducing Risk by Conserving Fuel and Recovering Wasted Heat
Risk in Perspective, September 1997

Risk Reform: Have You Read the Levin-Thompson Bill?
Risk in Perspective, August 1997

Airbags: Benefits and Risks
Risk in Perspective, July 1997

Coronary Heart Disease
Risk in Perspective, June 1997

Testicular Cancer: What’s Going On?
Risk in Perspective, May 1997

Forget Chemical Use, Let’s Report Risk!
Risk in Perspective, April 1997

The Importance of Modeling in the Economic Evaluation of Medical Technologies
Risk in Perspective, March 1997

Regulatory Reform: Moving Forward in the States
Risk in Perspective, February 1997

OSHA’s Program for Updating the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs): Can Risk Assessment Help “Move the Ball Forward?”
Risk in Perspective, January 1997

Panel Issues Standards for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Risk in Perspective, October 1996

Breast Cancer: What are the Perceived Risk Factors?
Risk in Perspective, September 1996

Hazards in the News: Who Believes What?
Risk in Perspective, August 1996

Are Chemicals in the Environment Disrupting Hormonal Control of Growth and Development?
Risk in Perspective, April 1996

EMFs and Childhood Cancer: Are You Convinced?
Risk in Perspective, March 1996

Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships
Risk in Perspective, February 1996

The FDA’s Oversight of Pharmacoeconomic Claims
Risk in Perspective, November 1995

Managing Risk Tradeoffs
Risk in Perspective, September 1995

Global Climate Change: Are We Over-Driving Our Headlights?
Risk in Perspective, July 1995

Cellular Telephones and Brain Cancer
Risk in Perspective, June 1995

The Human and Economic Costs of AIDS Therapies
Risk in Perspective, May 1995

Workers, EMFs, and Cancer
Risk in Perspective, April 1995

How Should Pesticides Be Regulated?
Risk in Perspective, March 1995

Complete Risk Characterization
Risk in Perspective, November 1994

EMF and Human Health – an Open Question
Risk in Perspective, October 1994

Does the Public Support Risk Analysis?
Risk in Perspective, January 1994

Lead Paint and Kids: Which Houses Should be Abated?
Risk in Perspective, November 1993

Risk Analysis and the EPA Cabinet-Elevation Bill
Risk in Perspective, September 1993

The Role of Significant Risk in OSHA Reform
Risk in Perspective, August 1993

Optimal Use of Toxic Chemicals
Risk in Perspective, May 1993

The Legacy of One in a Million
Risk in Perspective, March 1993