The Resource Hazardous substances and human health : exposure impact and external cost assessment at the European scale, Till M. Bachmann, (electronic resource)

Hazardous substances and human health : exposure impact and external cost assessment at the European scale, Till M. Bachmann, (electronic resource)

Label
Hazardous substances and human health : exposure impact and external cost assessment at the European scale
Title
Hazardous substances and human health
Title remainder
exposure impact and external cost assessment at the European scale
Statement of responsibility
Till M. Bachmann
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
There is widespread public concern about hazardous chemicals that are contained in air, soil, water and food. Policy has therefore adopted a series of laws and regulations concerning emissions into and concentration levels in different media including food. As policy makers do not only have to consider the protection of the environment but also need to ensure a well-functioning economy at the same time, these limit or target values need to be set in a balanced way. The main problem, however, is to compare the costs for achieving these targets with the benefits to society by having a smaller exposure to hazardous substances (cost-benefit analysis). This book sets out to improve the reliability of cost-benefit analyses particularly of hazardous substances present in air, water, soil and food. It suggests that the human health risk assessment of chemicals is performed in a bottom-up analysis, i.e., following a spatially resolved multimedia modelling approach. In order to support cost-benefit analyses, the approach is accompanied by monetary valuation of human health impacts, yielding so-called external costs. Results for selected priority metals show that these external costs are small compared to those by the classical air pollutants and involve rather long time horizons touching on the aspect of intergenerational equity within sustainable development. When including further hazardous substances, the total external costs attributable to contaminants are expected to be more substantial
Member of
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
363.17
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Abstract in German
LC call number
RA566.5.E85
LC item number
B33 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Trace metals and other contaminants in the environment
Series volume
8
Label
Hazardous substances and human health : exposure impact and external cost assessment at the European scale, Till M. Bachmann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Assessment of human health impacts and the approach followed. 3. Multimedia environmental fate and/or exposure assessment of prioritised contaminants. 4. Multimedia environmental fate assessment framework: outline, atmospheric modelling and spatial differentiation. 5. Modelling the environmental fate in the terrestrial environment. 6. Modelling the environmental fate in the aquatic environment. 7. Expose and impact assessment. 8. Valuation. 9. Evaluation of results. 10. Case studies on emissions from signle facilities. 11. Whole economy case study. 12. Concluding remarks. Appendix A.A model formulation. Appendix B. Substance-independent data. Appendix C. Substance-dependent data. Appendix D. Symbols, indices and compartment acronyms used for parameter and process description
Control code
ocn162131376
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xlii, 570 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780444522184
Other physical details
ill., maps (some col.)
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131977:132084
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.b29955324
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162131376
  • sciencedirect0080462529

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