Environment & Policy

Regulation for Chemical Safety in Europe: Analysis, Comment and Criticism

Editors: Pugh, D.M., Tarazona, J.V. (Eds.)

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Many European Union Directives seek to minimize the potential for harm to humans and the environment arising from the use of chemicals. This book takes an interdisciplinary, selective look at the effector mechanisms employed in such directives. It covers the pre-marketing use of toxicology to identify the hazardous properties of chemicals, acknowledging its shortcomings, while contrasting the scientific method with the precautionary principle in developing risk-management practices. The book then goes on to describe the use of bio-indicators, chemical analyses and mathematical modelling for prediction, or to determine the adequacy of chemical safety legislation. The environmental risk assessment of priority chemicals is described and the impact of pesticides on sustainability in agriculture is discussed from the differing standpoints of agronomy and economics.
Audience: All professionals concerned with the safe management of chemicals and their use, including teachers, practitioners, policy makers or legislators.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pugh, D. M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Deciding on the Regulatory Limits Which Have Ensured that Exposures of People to Chemicals were without Unacceptable Risk

    Pugh, D. Michael

    Pages 7-26

  • Evaluation of Neurotoxicity

    Vilanova, Eugenio

    Pages 27-40

  • Scientific Concepts and Uncertainties in the Identification of Ecotoxicological Thresholds of Acceptability and Danger

    Tarazona, J. V.

    Pages 41-63

  • Simulation and Visualisation of Spatial Exposure Patterns

    Koormann, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 65-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulation for Chemical Safety in Europe: Analysis, Comment and Criticism
Editors
  • D.M. Pugh
  • J.V. Tarazona
Series Title
Environment & Policy
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-5316-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-5316-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5269-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6233-6
Series ISSN
1383-5130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 200
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