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Environmental Standards

Combined Exposures and Their Effects on Human Beings and Their Environment

  • Christian Streffer
  • J. Bücker
  • A. Cansier
  • D. Cansier
  • C. F. Gethmann
  • R. Guderian
  • G. Hanekamp
  • D. Henschler
  • G. Pöch
  • E. Rehbinder
  • O. Renn
  • M. Slesina
  • K. Wuttke
  • Friederike Wütscher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXV
  2. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 5-37
  4. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 39-264
  5. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 265-295
  6. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 297-319
  7. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 321-385
  8. Christian Streffer, J. Bücker, A. Cansier, D. Cansier, C. F. Gethmann, R. Guderian et al.
    Pages 387-396
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 397-411

About this book

Introduction

The rapid growth of the world population - nearly six-fold over the last hundred years - combined with the rising number of technical installations especially in the industrialized countries has lead to ever tighter and more strained living spaces on our planet. Because ofthe inevitable processes oflife, man was at first an exploiter rather than a careful preserver of the environment. Environmental awareness with the intention to conserve the environment has grown only in the last few decades. Environmental standards have been defined and limit values have been set largely guided, however, by scientific and medical data on single exposures, while public opinion, on the other hand, now increasingly calls for astronger consideration of the more complex situations following combined exposures. Furthermore, it turned out that environmental standards, while necessarily based on scientific data, must also take into account ethical, legal, economic, and sociological aspects. A task of such complexity can only be dealt with appropriately in the framework of an inter­ disciplinary group.

Keywords

carcinogens combined exposures environment environment quality low dose effects radiation risk assessment technology assessment toxicology

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Streffer
    • 1
  • J. Bücker
  • A. Cansier
  • D. Cansier
  • C. F. Gethmann
  • R. Guderian
  • G. Hanekamp
  • D. Henschler
  • G. Pöch
  • E. Rehbinder
  • O. Renn
  • M. Slesina
  • K. Wuttke
  1. 1.EssenGermany

Editors and affiliations

  • Friederike Wütscher
    • 1
  1. 1.Europäische Akademie GmbHBad Neuenahr-AhrweilerGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-07062-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07901-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-07062-8
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