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Regulating Chemical Risks : European and Global Challenges - Johan Eriksson

Regulating Chemical Risks

European and Global Challenges

By: Johan Eriksson (Editor), Michael Gilek (Editor), Christina Ruden (Editor)

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This volume presents research on current trends in chemical regulations - a fa- growing, complex, and increasingly internationalized field. The book grew out from a multidisciplinary research project entitled `Regulating Chemical Risks in the Baltic Sea Area: Science, Politics, and the Media', led by Michael Gilek at Soedertoern University, Sweden. This research project involved scholars and experts from natural as well as social sciences, based at Soedertoern University, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet, and Umea University. The project group organized a multidisciplinary research conference on chemical risk regulations, held in Stockholm, August 15-17, 2007. Most of the contributions published in this book were, in draft form, first presented at this conference. The conference, like the ensuing edited volume, expanded the geographical focus beyond the Baltic Sea area to include wider European, and to some extent also global trends. Many thanks to all project colleagues and conference participants! We are very grateful for the generous financial support received from The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (OEstersjoestiftelsen), The Swedish Research Council Formas, and from Soedertoern University. Without this support the present book would not have been possible. Special thanks to all of our fellow contributors, all of whom have submitted to- cal papers based on high-quality research. Many thanks also to Tobias Evers, who assisted us with technical editing. Finally, we are grateful for the professionalism shown by our editors at Springer.

From the reviews:

"This multiauthored monograph stems from research and a conference on regulating chemical risk in the Baltic area. ... This work is useful as a supplementary reference for students in the sciences, journalism, and environmental law. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals, general audiences." (R. E. Buntrock, Choice, Vol. 48 (9), May, 2011)

Introductionp. 1
Chemical Risk Assessment and Risk Communication
Risk Governance: Contemporary and Future Challengesp. 9
Communicating Chemical Risks: Beyond the Risk Societyp. 29
Framing Chemical Risks in Sweden and Poland: Journalists' Narratives and Media Textsp. 45
REACH: What Has Been Achieved and What Needs To Be Done?p. 71
Improving the Value of Standard Toxicity Test Data in REACHp. 85
Testing in Aquatic Ecotoxicology: What Are the Scientific Conditions for the '3R' Concept?p. 99
Chemical Risk Assessment in Toxicological Perspectivep. 121
Occupational Exposure Limits in Comparative Perspective: Unity and Diversity Within the European Unionp. 133
Scientific Uncertainty and Science-Policy Interactions in the Risk Assessment of Hazardous Chemicalsp. 151
Assessing Chemical Risks: Evaluating Products Rather than Substances, and the Case of Anti-fouling Paintsp. 163
Chemical Regulation: Politics, Policy and Management
Global Trends in Chemicals Managementp. 179
Regulating Chemical Risk: REACH in a Global Governance Perspectivep. 217
The Precautionary Principle in EU and US Chemicals Policy: A Comparison of Industrial Chemicals Legislationp. 239
Chemical Regulations in Central and Eastern Europe: The Pull of Transnational Markets and Associationsp. 267
Capacity Building for Chemicals Control: Legislation, Institutions, Public-Private Relationshipsp. 283
Scientific Committees and EU Policy: The Case of SCHERp. 301
Implementing Chemical Regulation: The Role of Inspectorsp. 319
Conclusion
Regulatory Futures in Retrospectp. 339
Indexp. 349
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ISBN: 9789048194278
ISBN-10: 904819427X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 3rd September 2010
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77