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About this book
The environment has become exposed to a range of damaging contaminants from a wide variety of sources. Regulation of and legislation against offending parties has frequently been hampered because of the difficulty of co-operation between disparate disciplines in the natural, social and political sciences. This volume forms the conclusion of five years' collaboration between toxicologists, economists and lawyers in the understanding and solution of the problem of accumulative chemicals. As well as a case study of the accumulation of pesticides in groundwater in one particular region (the European Union), the book forms a general study of the value of interdisciplinary approaches in environmental policy making.
The volume will be a valuable resource for a broad group of academics and researchers in the area of environmental science and environmental policy. It will also form a useful supplementary reference text for courses in environmental policy, science, economics and toxicology.
Paperback re-issue; originally published in 1998
Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1. Regulating chemical accumulation: an integrated approach Timothy Swanson; Part I. The Charactersitics of Accumulative Chemicals: 2. Chemical characteristics: the case of herbicides in Italy C. Fioretti, G. Zanin, P. Ferrario, M. Vighi; 3. Valuing chemical characterisitcs: a hedonic approach T. Soderquist; Part II. Estimating the Costs of Chemical Accumulation: 4. Environmental toxicology: the background for risk assessment M. Vighi, R. Lloyd, C. Fioretti; 5. The value of changes in health risks: a review M. Johannesson and P. O. Johannson; 6. On estimating the benefits of groundwater protection: a contingent valuation study J. Press, T. Soderquist; Part III. The Analysis of Market and Regulatory Failure: 7. Market failure R. Mason; 8. Regulatory failure R. Mason; Part IV. Policies for Regulating Chemical Accumulation: 9. Opitmal policies for regulating persistent chemicals Timothy Swanson; 10. An analysis of alternative legal instruments for regulating pesticides M. Faure and J. Lefevere.
278 pages, 21 figs, 40 tabs
'This intriguing series of essays offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the ecotoxicology, economics and politics of regulating toxic chemicals in the EU. This book does contain much of interest to those contemplating the link between ecotoxicology and economics.' Chemistry and Industry