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Environmental Risk: Vol 1 & 2

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ISBN13: 9780754623359
ISBN: 0754623351
Published: October 2005
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Risk in an environmental sense can often be meaningless. An example would be the zero limit for carcinogens. This means that only zero exposure guarantees safety from these chemicals. These papers define, explore and discuss environmental risk from a legal perspective.

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Contents:
Volume I. Foundations - the problem of toxic risk: a generic view of toxic chemicals and similar risks, Talbot Page (1978). The rise and uses of risk assessment: risk, science, and democracy, William D. Ruckelshaus (1985). Risk assessment in a legal context: the perils of unreasonable risk - information, regulatory policy, and toxic substances control, John S. Applegate (1991); legislating acceptable cancer risk from exposure to toxic chemicals, Alon Rosenthal, George M. Gray, John D. Graham (1992). Issues and controversies - assumptions and conservatism: the myth of meaningful environmental risk assessment, Mark Eliot Shere (1995); is risk assessment really too conservative? - revising the revisionists, Adam M. Finkel (1989). Risk perception: perception of risk, Paul Slovic (1987); trust, emotion, sex, politics and science - surveying the risk-assessment battlefield, Paul Slovic (1997); availability cascades and risk regulation, Timur Kuran & Cass R. Sunstein (1999). Expansion of risk assessment - comparative risk assessment: health-health tradeoffs, Cass R. Sunstein (1996); reclaiming environmental law - a normative critique of comparative risk analysis, Donald T. Hornstein (1992); a beginning and not an end in itself - the role of risk assessment in environmental decision-making, John S. Applegate (1995). Volume II. Fundamental critiques - information: toxic chemical control policy - three unabsorbed facts, David Roe (2002). Limits of science: the science charade in toxic risk regulation, Wendy E. Wagner (1995); good science, bad regulation, and toxic risk assessment, Howard Latin (1988). Distributive justice: the environmental justice implications of quantitative risk assessment, Robert R. Kuehn (1996). Institutional choice: risk, courts, and agencies, Clayton P. Gillette & James E. Krier (1990); a second opinion on an environmental misdiagnosis - the risky prescriptions of breaking the vicious circle, Adam M. Finkel (1995); the changing role of science in environmental regulatory decision-making in the European Union, Veerle Heyvaert (1999). Alternatives to risk - the precautionary principle: the effect of uncertainty on the threshold levels to which the precautionary principle appears to be subject, Nichoas de Sadeleer (2002); the politics of risk regulation in Europe and the United States, David Vogel (2003); precaution in a multi-risk world, Jonathan B. Wiener (2002).