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Regulating Toxic Substances: A Philosophy of Science and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780195113785
ISBN: 0195113780
Published: September 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Paperback
Price: £50.00



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The author of this text argues that the scientific and statistical criteria usually used to determine whether substances are toxic are too rigorous and time-consuming for evidentiary purposes in tort cases and for regulation. This results in the under-regulation of toxic substances and the under-compensation of plaintiffs in tort cases. Cranor proposes that the evidential standards now used should be evaluated with the purposes of the law in mind. The choice of standards is, in effect, a choice between economic costs to society and health costs to individuals. Cranor argues persuasively that justice requires that priority be given to avoiding the latter.

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