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Regulations for Radionuclides in the Environment

David C. Kocher

in Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195127270
eISBN:
9780199869121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195127270.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter discusses laws, regulations, and guidance for controlling exposures of the public to radionuclides in the environment. Topics discussed include the principal laws in the United States ... More


Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Ken Geiser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products and electronic devices. However, many of these chemicals are hazardous and potentially dangerous to our ... More


The Problem with 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/9780262012522.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Our economy is based on thousands of chemicals many of which have hazardous properties. For over 40 years the United States has relied on federal chemical control laws to manage the risks of these ... More


Environmental Health

Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195171853
eISBN:
9780199865352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes social injustice in relation to environmental health. It covers the scale and distribution of environmental health hazards, the relationship between social injustice and ... More


Poisoning the Well

William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley

in High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Growing Dependence on Groundwater

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300220384
eISBN:
9780300227550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220384.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Virtually all chemicals that humans use can find their way into groundwater. The cost of aquifer protection through proper handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals is miniscule compared to the ... More


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