While We Were Sleeping

While We Were Sleeping

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Public health has made our lives safer but it often works behind the scenes, without our knowledge, that is, qwhile we are sleeping.q This book powerfully illuminates how public health works with more than sixty success stories drawn from the area of injury and violence prevention. It also profiles dozens of individuals who have made important contributions to safety and health in a range of social arenas. Highlighting examples from the United States as well as from other countries, qWhile We Were Sleeping qwill inform a wide audience of readers about what public health actually does and at the same time inspire a new generation to make the world a safer place.qIn a 2002 survey by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of over four thousand adults more than 80 ... Many policies can reduce the speeding problem in the United States, including changes in speed limits ( hopefully designed to ... For example, in 2005 the governor of the Lexus IS300 was set at 144 mph, the BMW M3 at 137 mph, and the GMC Typhoon at 12.4 mph (Lewis 2005).

Title:While We Were Sleeping
Author:David Hemenway
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2009-04-04


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