Environmental Ethics and Science Policy

Mandated Science: Science and Scientists in the Making of Standards

Science and Scientists in the Making of Standards

Authors: Salter, L., Leiss, W., Levy, Edwin

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-009-2711-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-55608-057-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-55608-077-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

For a long time I would not eat strawberries. In 1977, a scandal broke about a testing laboratory having falsified the data that was used to register a large number of pesticides. The Canadian government, along with several others, began the process of re-evaluating both the procedures for testing and these specific chemicals. One chemical proved particularly controversial, the commonly-used pesticide named captan. In light of the controversy, which was manifest in a conflict between two government departments, in 1981, the Canadian government chose to appoint a special panel of experts to advise them. I was a member of this expert committee. The experience on the captan committee did little to reassure me, either about captan or about the way that decisions had been made about many pesticides in widespread use. Although it could not be demonstrated that captan was dangerous to people in the amounts to which they would likely be exposed, the animal studies provided the basis for concern. Prudence required at the very least that consumers take the precaution of washing their fruit, for captan is widely used on apples, cherries and berry fruits. Captan residues wash off apples relatively easily; they are less easily removed from berry fruits, such as straw­ berries.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-009-2711-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-55608-057-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-55608-077-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mandated Science: Science and Scientists in the Making of Standards
Book Subtitle
Science and Scientists in the Making of Standards
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Ethics and Science Policy
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2711-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2711-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-55608-057-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-55608-077-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 220
Topics