Controlling Chemical Hazards

Fundamentals of the management of toxic chemicals

  • Raymond P. Côté
  • Peter G. Wells

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xxii
  2. C. J. M. Wolff, N. O. Crossland
    Pages 19-46
  3. G. M. Rand
    Pages 47-78
  4. P. J. Sheehan
    Pages 79-118
  5. D. F. Bishop
    Pages 144-174
  6. H. M. A. Jansen
    Pages 198-220
  7. M. Rankin
    Pages 221-245
  8. R. P. Côté, P. G. Wells
    Pages 294-305
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 306-310

About this book


This book presents environmental protection managers and advanced students in environmental studies programs with an overview of the principles, facts, multidisciplinary approaches, and some of the complex­ ities of the management of toxic substances. The text explores critical issues facing managers responsible for prevent­ ing and controlling problems associated with the manufacture,. transport, storage, use and disposal of chemicals. It does this from two perspectives. The first is a disciplinary perspective, that is environmental chemistry, of toxicology, engineering, economics, sociology and political science, all which playa role in implementing comprehensive programs to manage chemicals. The second perspective is from the view of industry, govern­ ment, academia and non-government organizations. For example, Chapter 5 is authored by technical managers of a major chemical company, Chap­ ters 6 and 12 by government scientists and managers respectively, and Chapter 10 by a respected member of the environmental lobby. An appreciation of these perspectives is very important for developing and running effective chemical management programs.


assessment economics ecosystem ecotoxicology environment environmental chemistry environmental health environmental protection health risk analysis risk assessment sociology toxicology transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Raymond P. Côté
    • 1
  • Peter G. Wells
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School for Resource and Environmental StudiesDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Environment CanadaDartmouthCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6851-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6849-6
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