Frames in the Toxicity Controversy: Risk Assessment and Policy Analysis Related to the Dutch Chlorine Debate and the Swedish PVC Debate / Edition 1

Frames in the Toxicity Controversy: Risk Assessment and Policy Analysis Related to the Dutch Chlorine Debate and the Swedish PVC Debate / Edition 1

by Arnold Tukker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792355547

ISBN-13: 9780792355540

Pub. Date: 09/05/2007

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

There is a great deal of controversy about how to deal with man-made c hemicals. Environmentalists and industrialists throughout the world cl ash on such subjects as chlorine, PVC, endocrine disrupters and the pr ecautionary principle. In this book Tukker untangles the controversy. Three chapters relate to long-term evaluations into two hot-spots in t he toxicity

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Overview

There is a great deal of controversy about how to deal with man-made c hemicals. Environmentalists and industrialists throughout the world cl ash on such subjects as chlorine, PVC, endocrine disrupters and the pr ecautionary principle. In this book Tukker untangles the controversy. Three chapters relate to long-term evaluations into two hot-spots in t he toxicity controversy { the debates on chlorine in the Netherlands a nd PVC in Sweden. The book adopts a political{philosophical view, pres enting a thorough theoretical analysis of the potential of scientific research to solve controversies, and evaluating the history of the chl orine and PVC controversies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792355540
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
09/05/2007
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Glossary. 1. Introduction. 2. The Role of Science in Controversies. 3. The Toolbox for Evaluations of Environmental Performance. 4. Chlorine in the Netherlands: An Analysis of Environmental Bottlenecks and Uncertainties. 5. PVC in Sweden: An Analysis of Environmental Bottlenecks. 6. The Dutch Chlorine Debate. 7. The Swedish PVC-Debate. 8. Conclusions. 9. Reflections and Recommendations. Literature.

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