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Author Harrison, Kathryn, 1958-

Title Risk, science, and politics : regulating toxic substances in Canada and the United States / Kathryn Harrison and George Hoberg
Published Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1994

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 235 pages)
Contents Policy making amid scientific uncertainty -- Cancer risk assessment : concepts and controversies -- Between science and politics : assessing the risks of dioxin -- Forbidden fruit : regulating the pesticides alachlor and alar -- Paternalism vs consumer choice : regulation of saccharin in Canada and the United States (with Colleen Rohde) -- Political insulation : the rise and fall of urea-formaldehyde foam -- Acceptable risks? Regulating asbestos in Canada and the United States (with Gregory Hein) -- The perils of paternalism : controlling radon exposure in Canadian and U.S. homes -- Conclusion : risk, science, and public policy
Summary "Government regulation of toxic substances varies dramatically between the United States and Canada. In Risk, Science, and Politics Kathryn Harrison and George Hoberg analyse these differences and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of two very different regulatory styles." "The Canadian approach is exemplified by closed decision making, case-by-case review that relies heavily on expert judgement, and limited public debate about the scientific basis of regulatory decisions. In contrast, regulatory science in the United States is characterized by publication of lengthy rationales for regulatory decisions, reliance on standardized procedures for risk assessment, and controversy surrounding the interpretation of scientific evidence. Harrison and Hoberg's detailed comparisons will help readers understand the complexities and subtleties involved in regulation of toxic substances."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Environmental policy -- Canada
Environmental policy -- United States
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation -- Canada
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation -- United States
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses
Hazardous Substances -- legislation & jurisprudence
Health Policy -- legislation & jurisprudence
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
LAW -- Environmental.
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation -- Economic aspects
Environmental policy
Hazardous substances -- Law and legislation
Gefahrstoff
Umweltrecht
Umweltpolitik
Milieutoxicologie.
Regulering.
Risicoanalyse.
Canada
United States
Canada
United States
Nordamerika
Kanada
USA
Genre/Form Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Lois et codes.
Form Electronic book
Author Hoberg, George, 1958-
ISBN 9780773565050
0773565051
1282857185
9781282857186
9786612857188
6612857188