Regulating chemical risks European and global challenges /

This important contribution to the scientific understanding of chemical risk regulation offers a coherent, comprehensive and updated multidisciplinary analysis, written by leading experts in toxicology, ecotoxicology, risk analysis, media and communication, law, and political science. The text focus...

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Other Authors: Eriksson, Johan, 1967-, Gilek, Michael., Rudén, Christina., SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2010]
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 350 pages) : illustrations, color maps.
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Summary: This important contribution to the scientific understanding of chemical risk regulation offers a coherent, comprehensive and updated multidisciplinary analysis, written by leading experts in toxicology, ecotoxicology, risk analysis, media and communication, law, and political science. The text focuses in particular on the new European REACH regime and its nature, causes and consequences. It examines the regime in the context of the interplay between science and policy, the role of the media, human health, and the environment. Other regulatory systems at both domestic and international levels are also studied, including the UNs Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for chemical labelling, as well as developments in the U.S. In addition, readers will find analyses of a number of new and still largely uncharted regulatory systems, along with in-depth assessments of their complexity and transnational nature.
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface -- List of Contributors -- 1. Introduction -- PART I: Chemical Risk Assessment and Risk Communication -- 2. Risk Governance: Contemporary and Future Challenges -- 3. Communicating Chemical Risks: Beyond the Risk Society -- 4. Framing Chemical Risks in Sweden and Poland: Journalists Narratives and Media Texts -- 5. REACH: What Has Been Achieved and What Needs To Be Done?- 6. Improving the Value Standard of Toxicity Test Data in REACH -- 7. Testing in Aquatic Ecotoxicology: What are the Scientific Conditions for the 3R Concept?- 8. Chemical Risk Assessment in Toxicological Perspective -- 9. Occupational Exposure Limits in Comparative Perspective: Unity and Diversity Within the European Union -- 10. Scientific Uncertainty and Science-Policy Interactions in the Risk Assessment of Hazardous Chemicals -- 11. Assessing Chemical Risks: Evaluating Products Rather than Substances, and the Case of Anti-fouling Paints -- PART II: Chemical Regulation: Politics, Policy and Management -- 12. Global Trends in Chemicals Management -- 13. Regulating Chemical Risk: REACH in a Global Governance Perspective -- 14. The Precautionary Principle in EU and U.S. Chemicals Policy: A Comparison of Industrial Chemicals Legislation -- 15. Chemical Regulations in Central and Eastern Europe: The Pull of Transnational Markets and Associations -- 16. Capacity Building for Chemicals Control: Legislation, Institutions, Public-Private Relationships -- 17. Scientific Committees and EU Policy: The Case of SCHER -- 18. Implementing Chemical Regulations: The Role of Inspectors -- CONCLUSION -- 19. Regulatory Futures in Retrospect -- Index.
This important contribution to the scientific understanding of chemical risk regulation offers a coherent, comprehensive and updated multidisciplinary analysis, written by leading experts in toxicology, ecotoxicology, risk analysis, media and communication, law, and political science. The text focuses in particular on the new European REACH regime and its nature, causes and consequences. It examines the regime in the context of the interplay between science and policy, the role of the media, human health, and the environment. Other regulatory systems at both domestic and international levels are also studied, including the UNs Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for chemical labelling, as well as developments in the U.S. In addition, readers will find analyses of a number of new and still largely uncharted regulatory systems, along with in-depth assessments of their complexity and transnational nature.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 350 pages) : illustrations, color maps.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789048194285
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