The Resource You've been had! : how the media and environmentalists turned Americans into a nation of hypochondriacs, Melvin A. Benarde

You've been had! : how the media and environmentalists turned Americans into a nation of hypochondriacs, Melvin A. Benarde

Label
You've been had! : how the media and environmentalists turned Americans into a nation of hypochondriacs
Title
You've been had!
Title remainder
how the media and environmentalists turned Americans into a nation of hypochondriacs
Statement of responsibility
Melvin A. Benarde
Title variation
How the media and environmentalists turned Americans into a nation of hypochondriacs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With all of the negative media about environmental threats over the last four decades, is it any wonder that most people believe disaster is just around the corner? But despite what the media would lead us to believe, annual reports from the Surgeons General show that Americans are the healthiest they have ever been, are becoming healthier, and are, in fact, the healthiest people on the planet. In You've Been Had! Melvin Benarde aims to set the record straight and to counteract the culture of complaint and worry with an unbiased account of the scientific facts - facts that suggest we are anxious and frightened about the wrong things. Contrary to media reports, he argues, the environmental factors that most adversely affect our health are those that are within our power to alter, such as smoking, diet, drugs, stress, guns, speed, and our sedentary lifestyle."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
615.9/02
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA440.5
LC item number
.B46 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
You've been had! : how the media and environmentalists turned Americans into a nation of hypochondriacs, Melvin A. Benarde
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-298) and index
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Contents
1. Top of the Charts -- 2. Our Microbial World -- 3. Food, Glorious Food -- 4. Food, Cancer, Heart Disease -- 5. Troubled Air -- 6. Clean Energy: Power from Atoms -- 7. Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Thinking -- 8. The Sleeping Giant
Control code
000022941515
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 308 p.
Isbn
9780813530505
Lccn
2001048401
Other physical details
ill.
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.b20280865
System control number
  • 22941515sr
  • (OCoLC)47863263

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