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Poisoned for pennies [electronic resource] : the economics of toxics and precaution / by Frank Ackerman.

By: Ackerman, Frank.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington : Island Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 317 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781610911016 (electronic bk.); 1610911016 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Environmental policy -- Cost effectiveness | Environmental health -- Government policy -- Cost effectiveness | Medical policy -- Cost effectiveness | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Pollution ControlGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Poisoned for pennies.DDC classification: 363.738/4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pricing the priceless -- Was environmental protection ever a good idea? -- The unbearable lightness of regulatory costs -- Precaution, uncertainty, and dioxin -- The economics of atrazine -- Ignoring the benefits of pesticides regulation -- Mad cows and computer models -- Costs of preventable childhood illness -- Phasing out a problem plastic -- The costs of REACH -- Impacts of REACH on developing countries -- How should the US respond to REACH? -- Conclusion: economics and precautionary policies.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-309) and index.

Pricing the priceless -- Was environmental protection ever a good idea? -- The unbearable lightness of regulatory costs -- Precaution, uncertainty, and dioxin -- The economics of atrazine -- Ignoring the benefits of pesticides regulation -- Mad cows and computer models -- Costs of preventable childhood illness -- Phasing out a problem plastic -- The costs of REACH -- Impacts of REACH on developing countries -- How should the US respond to REACH? -- Conclusion: economics and precautionary policies.

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Poisoned for pennies by Ackerman, Frank. ©2008
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