Environmental Health Policy
McGraw-Hill Education (UK), 2006 M12 1 - 283 pages
This book provides a multidisciplinary window onto environmental policy and its formulation., looking at the prominent position environmental health policy occupies, on both local and global agendas as old and new challenges confront the human race.
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Overview of the book
Section 1 Introduction
Section 2 Assessing environmental health risks
Section 3 Rational action and environmental health policy
Section 4 Beyond the rational action approach
Section 5 Other approaches
Activity adverse affect heuristic Agenda 21 ALARA ALARP alternatives assessment approach associated beneﬁts cancer carcinogens Chapter chemical comparative risk concerns consider cost–beneﬁt analysis countries cultural theory deﬁned deﬁnition described difﬁcult dose–response economic efﬁciency emissions environment environmental health policy environmental health risk estimate evaluation example exposure assessment extract factors Feedback ﬁeld Figure ﬁnd ﬁrst global harm health effects health impact assessment health policy makers health risk assessment human health important increase inﬂuence injury prevention interventions ionizing radiation IRGC issues measured methyl bromide millisieverts minimis nature NOAEL ozone policy decisions political pollution population potential precautionary principle problems programmes protection public health rational reduce refers reﬂect result risk analysis risk communication risk management risk trade-offs risk-based safety scientiﬁc sievert signiﬁcant social social impact assessment Source speciﬁc Strategic environmental assessment strategies studies sufﬁcient Table techniques threshold toxic uncertainty