Environment & Policy

Mercury — Cadmium — Lead Handbook for Sustainable Heavy Metals Policy and Regulation

Authors: Scoullos, M., Vonkeman, G.H., Thornton, I., Makuch, Z.

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Although this is a handbook for policy and regulation, the major part of it is filled with data on the three heavy metals that served as examples: mercury, cadmium and lead. Their stocks, productions, prices, trade flows, uses and applications, recovery and recycling, as well as their (eco)toxicological characteristics have been collected and presented to their fullest extent.
In addition, they are thoroughly analysed for consistency, future developments and trends and, of course, their consequences for sustainable development and future policy and regulation.
The second part, on policy and regulation, begins with an extensive and fundamental consideration on the characteristics of a sustainable heavy metals policy, whereby innovative policy tools are developed. In many aspects, these considerations are also valid for other metals and even non-metallic persistent substances.
Addressing the European Union in particular, its policy-making structure and practice are critically analysed, in order to develop feasible and viable guidelines for long-, medium- and short-term EU policy measures.
The results of this exercise are then applied to the three heavy metals. In each of these three chapters, all existing EU measures are presented in detail and confronted with better practices elsewhere, resulting in many suggestions and recommendations for the future. In the last chapter, the main conclusions and recommendations are carefully summarised. Together with a very extended table of contents, this makes the book easily accessible, in spite of its volume. This Handbook is a must for policy-makers and administrators at all levels, as well as for their counterparts in a wide variety of industries. In addition, it is well-suited for environmental science courses at academic or higher professional level.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mercury — Cadmium — Lead Handbook for Sustainable Heavy Metals Policy and Regulation
Authors
Series Title
Environment & Policy
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0403-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0403-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0224-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3896-6
Series ISSN
1383-5130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 525
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