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Author: Robert Bacon
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: shifts, issue, power, sector, price, large, welfare, changes, caused, measurement
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 1995-02-28
ISBN-10: 0821331558
ISBN-13: 9780821331552

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 273. This paper discusses the problems of measuring welfare changes caused by large price increases or decreases in the power sector--for example, when tariffs are raised to cover long-term costs or when electrificat

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: firearms, could, prevented, caused, injuries, shootings, deaths, accidental
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 1993-07
ISBN-10: 1568065531
ISBN-13: 9781568065533

Examines the extent to which certain safety devices on firearms could prevent firearms-related death, specifically a child-proof safety device that automatically engages and a device that indicates whether a gun is loaded. Also presents new information on injuries caused by accidental firearm discharges and on the likely number of individuals injured in accidental shootings, and discusses a range of alternatives for dealing with this public health problem. Charts and graphs.

Author: M. E. Wyde
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: studies, rats, b6c3f1, mice, inhalation, f344, methylstyrene, report, toxicology, carcinogenesis, technical, cas
Number of Pages: 464
Published: 2008-04-01
ISBN-10: 1428988866
ISBN-13: 9781428988866

a-Methylstyrene is used to make heat-resistant acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resins & polymers. This report studies the effects of a-methylstyrene on male & female rats & mice to identify potential toxic or cancer-related hazards. It concludes that exposure to a-methylstyrene in the air caused kidney tumors, & possibly mononuclear cell leukemia, in male rats. It concludes that a-methylstyrene caused liver cancer in female mice, & also possibly in male mice. Charts, tables, graphs & plates.

Author: S. Koike, K. Subbarao, R. Michael Davis, T. Turini
Publisher: ANR Publications
Keywords: pathogens, soilborne, caused, diseases, vegetable
Number of Pages: 13
ISBN-10: 1601072732
ISBN-13: 9781601072733

Author: Peter R. Sparks
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: tornadoes, march, caused, carolina, damage, south, building
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 1985
eBookDB-ID: NAP:14863

Author: Mete Avni Sozen
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: guatemala, earthquakes, february, caused, damage, notes, structural, preliminary
Number of Pages: 12
Published: 1976
eBookDB-ID: NAP:16863

Author: Orice M. Williams
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: natural, insurance, mitigation, different, approacheshazard, policies, selected, hazard, countries, similar
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437912915
ISBN-13: 9781437912913

Natural hazards adversely affect hundreds of thousands of people worldwide each year and cause extensive property damage. In 2007, natural hazards caused an estimated 14,600 deaths and $70 billion in property losses, and the insurance industry covered $23.3 billion in losses. In catastrophic loss years, such as 2005 -- the year that saw Hurricane Katrina -- losses can be far greater. This report: (1) identifies policies used by other countries to reduce losses caused by natural hazards; (2) examines the extent of international cooperation among selected countries, including the U.S., to mitiga
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