Mercury — Cadmium — Lead Handbook for Sustainable Heavy Metals Policy and Regulation

  • Michael J. Scoullos
  • Gerrit H. Vonkeman
  • Iain Thornton
  • Zen Makuch
  • Editors
  • Michael J. Scoullos

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 1-6
  3. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 7-10
  4. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 11-69
  5. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 71-272
  6. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 273-322
  7. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 323-355
  8. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 357-407
  9. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 409-425
  10. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 427-456
  11. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 457-506
  12. Michael J. Scoullos, Gerrit H. Vonkeman, Iain Thornton, Zen Makuch
    Pages 507-518
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 519-525

About this book

Introduction

Although this is a handbook for policy and regulation, the major part of it is filled with data on the three heavy metals that served as examples: mercury, cadmium and lead. Their stocks, productions, prices, trade flows, uses and applications, recovery and recycling, as well as their (eco)toxicological characteristics have been collected and presented to their fullest extent.
In addition, they are thoroughly analysed for consistency, future developments and trends and, of course, their consequences for sustainable development and future policy and regulation.
The second part, on policy and regulation, begins with an extensive and fundamental consideration on the characteristics of a sustainable heavy metals policy, whereby innovative policy tools are developed. In many aspects, these considerations are also valid for other metals and even non-metallic persistent substances.
Addressing the European Union in particular, its policy-making structure and practice are critically analysed, in order to develop feasible and viable guidelines for long-, medium- and short-term EU policy measures.
The results of this exercise are then applied to the three heavy metals. In each of these three chapters, all existing EU measures are presented in detail and confronted with better practices elsewhere, resulting in many suggestions and recommendations for the future. In the last chapter, the main conclusions and recommendations are carefully summarised. Together with a very extended table of contents, this makes the book easily accessible, in spite of its volume. This Handbook is a must for policy-makers and administrators at all levels, as well as for their counterparts in a wide variety of industries. In addition, it is well-suited for environmental science courses at academic or higher professional level.

Keywords

development lead mercury production sustainable development toxicology

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Scoullos
    • 1
  • Gerrit H. Vonkeman
  • Iain Thornton
  • Zen Makuch
  1. 1.Division III Environmental and Marine Chemistry GroupUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0403-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3896-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0403-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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