+612 9045 4394
Controlling Environmental Risks from Chemicals : Principles and Practice - Peter P. Calow

Controlling Environmental Risks from Chemicals

Principles and Practice


Published: 7th July 1997
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
RRP $600.99
or 4 easy payments of $103.94 with Learn more

Commercial chemicals contribute to our social welfare, yet can pose serious problems for the environment. How do we recognise these problems? How do we manage them? How do we objectively balance environmental risks with social benefits? This book describes the principles and practices of ecological risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis, asking key but challenging questions such as what are we trying to protect? and how do we undertake a cost-benefit analysis? . It also shows how these principles are written into legislation. The emphasis is on the EU Directives and Regulations, with a chapter on the instruments and institutions involved; but this is balanced by a review of US and International policies and legislation. In conclusion, the discussion returns to the question of attempting to balance risks with benefits, particularly in the context of the development of sustainable and globally practicable chemical control policies. The text is supplemented by a glossary that defines the inevitably large number of abbreviations and acronyms used by environmental policy-makers and regulators. The book is intended for all those who have an interest in industrial chemicals, but who need an overview of pollution and pollution control issues. It will provide an excellent reference tool for undergraduates in Environmental Science, and Policy-Makers and Environmental Consultants in the areas of ecology, ecotoxicology and risk assessment.


The Science.

Risk Management Methodology.

European and UK Axis.

Specific Legislation in Britain and Europe.

US Legislation with Some Notes on Canada and the Rest of the World.

International Organisations and Programmes.

The Future.

ISBN: 9780471969952
ISBN-10: 0471969958
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 7th July 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1