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Environmental Standards: Combined Exposures and their Effects on Human Beings and their Environment

By: C Streffer

409 pages, Illus

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #142562 | ISBN: 3540440976
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About this book

The setting of limit values for environmental noxae is usually based on measurements and data from single exposures. However, the need to consider combined exposures creates a requirement for environmental standards, which are here examined from the scientific, medical, economic, legal, sociological and philosophical/ethical points of view.


Contents

Introduction.- Methodological Foundations of Defining Environmental Standards.- Scientific and Medical Foundations.- Perception of Technical Risks.- The Importance of Economic Factors in Setting Combined Environmental Standards.- Legal Problems of Assessing and Regulating Exposure to Combined Effects of Substances and Radiation.- Appraisal and Recommendations.

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