Structural Properties of Economic Systems and Health Risks

  • W. H. C. Kerkhoff
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Part of the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health Supplement book series (OCCUPATIONAL)


Increasing amounts of money and manpower are spent to set standards for toxic sub-stances that may endanger the health of workers. Numerous publications refer to areas where facts and insights are increasing. Notwithstanding this, however, only a relatively small number of scientific findings turn out to belong unrestrictedly to the area of health policy within labour organizations. Among the number of suspect substances, only a few are subjected to undisputed norms and/or are accepted as hazardous and really undesirable. On the other hand, the number of new substances, constantly introduced into our lives, that we know little or nothing about is overwhelming.


Economic System Labour Organization Collective Cost Natural Means Residual Waste 
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