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Risk Versus Hazard; EU Requires a Fundamental Rethink of Risk Policy

4:12 AM MDT | September 26, 2011 | Ragnar Lofstedt

Opinion Article by Ragnar Lofstedt PhD, Professor and Director, Kings Centre for Risk Management Department of Geography, King’s College, London.   Since the early 1970s with the formation of environmental regulatory agencies in many European states, there has been growing debate about how best to regulate chemicals including metals, food additives and preservatives.   The debate has centred on whether regulations should be based on a hazard classification (that is the potential for a substance, activity or process to cause harm or adverse...

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Comments (1) for Risk Versus Hazard; EU Requires a Fundamental Rethink of Risk Policy
As a gardener I'm frustrated by the continuing EU bans on certain chemicals approved in the US (i.e. which pass their stringent risk-assessed criteria) and I find myself gravitating toward political views impatient of further European integration.
God help us all - if this goes on I'm going to vote UKIP!
No, obviously not, but there is definitely a problem.
Posted by Rupert Rankin on Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 05:38 AM

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