Book 2010

Regulating Chemical Risks

European and Global Challenges


ISBN: 978-90-481-9427-8 (Print) 978-90-481-9428-5 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Chemical Risk Assessment and Risk Communication

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-5


    3. Chapter

      Pages 9-27

      Risk Governance: Contemporary and Future Challenges

    4. Chapter

      Pages 29-44

      Communicating Chemical Risks: Beyond the Risk Society

    5. Chapter

      Pages 45-69

      Framing Chemical Risks in Sweden and Poland: Journalists’ Narratives and Media Texts

    6. Chapter

      Pages 71-83

      REACH: What Has Been Achieved and What Needs To Be Done?

    7. Chapter

      Pages 85-98

      Improving the Value of Standard Toxicity Test Data in REACH

    8. Chapter

      Pages 99-119

      Testing in Aquatic Ecotoxicology: What Are the Scientific Conditions for the ‘3R’ Concept?

    9. Chapter

      Pages 121-131

      Chemical Risk Assessment in Toxicological Perspective

    10. Chapter

      Pages 133-150

      Occupational Exposure Limits in Comparative Perspective: Unity and Diversity Within the European Union

    11. Chapter

      Pages 151-161

      Scientific Uncertainty and Science-Policy Interactions in the Risk Assessment of Hazardous Chemicals

    12. Chapter

      Pages 163-176

      Assessing Chemical Risks: Evaluating Products Rather than Substances, and the Case of Anti-fouling Paints

  3. Chemical Regulation: Politics, Policy and Management

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 177-177

    2. Chapter

      Pages 179-215

      Global Trends in Chemicals Management

    3. Chapter

      Pages 217-237

      Regulating Chemical Risk: REACH in a Global Governance Perspective

    4. Chapter

      Pages 239-265

      The Precautionary Principle in EU and US Chemicals Policy: A Comparison of Industrial Chemicals Legislation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 267-281

      Chemical Regulations in Central and Eastern Europe: The Pull of Transnational Markets and Associations

    6. Chapter

      Pages 283-300

      Capacity Building for Chemicals Control: Legislation, Institutions, Public–Private Relationships

    7. Chapter

      Pages 301-317

      Scientific Committees and EU Policy: The Case of SCHER

    8. Chapter

      Pages 319-335

      Implementing Chemical Regulation: The Role of Inspectors

  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 337-337

    2. Chapter

      Pages 339-348

      Regulatory Futures in Retrospect

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 349-350