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Book title: Decision-Making in Environmental Health: From Evidence to Action.
Contributors: C. Corvalán - Editor, D. Briggs - Editor, G. Zielhuis - Editor.
Publisher: E & FN Spon.
Place of publication: London.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 51.
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