Regulating Chemical Risks

European and Global Challenges

  • Johan Eriksson
  • Michael Gilek
  • Christina Rudén

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Chemical Risk Assessment and Risk Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Michael Gilek, Johan Eriksson, Christina Rudén
      Pages 1-5
    3. Andreas Klinke, Ortwin Renn
      Pages 9-27
    4. Annika Egan Sjölander, Katarzyna Wolanik Boström, Kenneth Ögren
      Pages 45-69
    5. Sven Ove Hansson, Christina Rudén
      Pages 71-83
    6. Magnus Breitholtz, Elin Lundström, Ulrika Dahl, Valery Forbes
      Pages 85-98
    7. Peter Pärt, Argelia Castaño, Bengt-Erik Bengtsson
      Pages 99-119
  3. Chemical Regulation: Politics, Policy and Management

  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Willem Halffman, Roland Bal
      Pages 339-348
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-350

About this book


This important contribution to the scientific understanding of chemical risk regulation offers a coherent, comprehensive and updated multidisciplinary analysis, written by leading experts in toxicology, ecotoxicology, risk analysis, media and communication, law, and political science.   The text focuses in particular on the new European REACH regime and its nature, causes and consequences. It examines the regime in the context of the interplay between science and policy, the role of the media, human health, and the environment. Other regulatory systems at both domestic and international levels are also studied, including the UN’s Globally Harmonised System (GHS) for chemical labelling, as well as developments in the U.S. In addition, readers will find analyses of a number of new and still largely uncharted regulatory systems, along with in-depth assessments of their complexity and transnational nature.


EDU EmS GHS REACH chemicals governance regulation risk

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan Eriksson
    • 1
  • Michael Gilek
    • 2
  • Christina Rudén
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Political ScienceSödertörn UniversityFlemingsbergSweden
  2. 2., Department of Political ScienceSödertörn UniversityFlemingsbergSweden
  3. 3., Philosophy UnitRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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