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Chemicals and Hazardous Substances

David Vogel

in The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691124162
eISBN:
9781400842568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691124162.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks at American and European policies toward the risks of chemicals and hazardous substances. The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) significantly strengthened American chemical ... More


REACH: Combining Harmonization and Dynamism in the Regulation of Chemicals

Joanne Scott

in Environmental Protection: European Law and Governance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565177
eISBN:
9780191705359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565177.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The volume and complexity of the EU's recent REACH regulation, concerning chemicals, is such that a lengthy book would be required to offer a full exposition and analysis. Running to 141 articles, ... More


The Hormesis Case

Kevin C. Elliott

in Is a Little Pollution Good for You?: Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199755622
eISBN:
9780199827121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755622.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the history of hormesis research as an important case study of the ways in which methodological and interpretive judgments enter scientific practice. It organizes these choices ... More


Is a Little Pollution Good for You?: Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research

Kevin Elliott

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199755622
eISBN:
9780199827121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755622.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This book examines a variety of ways in which societal values can be more effectively integrated into the numerous judgments associated with policy‐relevant environmental research. It provides a ... More


Negotiating Science, Politicizing Science

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 5 shows that science-based decisions, ranging from the development of new chemical products by chemical manufacturers to chemical assessments at EPA, involve social acts of negotiation ... More


EU chemicals regulation: extending its experimentalist REACH

Katja Biedenkopf

in Extending Experimentalist Governance?: The European Union and Transnational Regulation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198724506
eISBN:
9780191792113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724506.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the external dimension of the European Union’s (EU) chemicals legislation REACH. Although this law does not create a classic experimentalist architecture, it incorporates a ... More


Introduction: Societal Values and Environmental Research

Kevin C. Elliott

in Is a Little Pollution Good for You?: Incorporating Societal Values in Environmental Research

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199755622
eISBN:
9780199827121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755622.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter provides an overview of the book and a summary of each subsequent chapter. It highlights the volume's two major goals: to examine the range of methodological decisions and interpretive ... More


Hot Topics: Flame Retardants in the Public Sphere

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the history of flame retardant production, regulation, research, and activism in the United States, from early controversies over toxic chemicals used in children’s ... More


Regulating Hazardous Chemicals

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

During the 1970s, the U.S. federal government enacted a series of laws designed to control human health and environmental risks of pesticides, drugs, food additives, cosmetics, industrial chemicals ... More


Science For Advocacy

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 6 describes how controversies over flame retardants have played out for the public and through the media, examining the actions of a broad coalition of environmental, public interest, and ... More


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