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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sven Ove Hansson
|Description:||ix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|Contents:||1. Regulating the Unknown. Clinical medicine and the science of health. Science and occupational health. Two types of error. Epistemic asymmetry. Exposure limits --
2. The Most Influential Values. The ACGIH and its TLVs. Health-based, realistic, or both? Harmful effects below the TLVs. The use of corporate information. Unorthodox toxicology --
3. Purely Health-based Values? In what sense health-based? Irritation and worse. The protection of subpopulations. Protecting the unborn. Margins of safety and unsafety. Human effect levels. Animal no-effect levels. Animal effect levels. On not learning from experience. Standards of evidence. Questionable reporting --
4. The Lowest Values. The development of Swedish exposure limits.
|Responsibility:||Sven Ove Hansson.|
Hansson analyzes the nature of toxicological knowledge and discusses how the standards of proof required in a regulatory context differ from those appropriate in pure science. In his view, decision-makers must deal not only with the known risks but also with the uncertainties that arise as a consequence of the incompleteness of toxicological information. With this in mind, he proposes new ways to organize exposure limits and to evaluate toxicological data for regulatory purposes. Setting the Limit is a thorough, detailed study of the application of ethical principles in an important area of public health practice. It is intended for occupational health professionals and risk analysts, as well as philosophers and sociologists of science.
- Threshold limit values (Industrial toxicology)
- Industrial hygiene.
- Industrial toxicology.
- Maximum Allowable Concentration.
- Occupational Health.
- Limites d'exposition professionnelle (Toxicologie)
- Hygiène industrielle.
- Toxicologie industrielle.
- Gefährlicher Arbeitsstoff.
- Gesundheitsschädlicher Stoff.
- Angewandte Toxikologie.