Setting the limit : occupational health standards and the limits of science /

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Author / Creator:Hansson, Sven Ove, 1951-
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Description:ix, 166 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subject:Threshold limit values (Industrial toxicology)
Industrial hygiene.
Industrial toxicology.
Industrial hygiene.
Industrial toxicology.
Threshold limit values (Industrial toxicology)
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0195121600 (acid-free paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-155) and index.
Table of 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. The impact of consensus reports. Critical effects. Irritation effects. Respiratory diseases. Effects on the nervous system. Other nonmalignant critical effects. Cancer. The quality of no-effect levels
  • 5. Setting Better Standards. An impossible task? Health-based exposure limits. Levels of aggregation. A residual exposure limit. Interpretative conservativity. Statistical evaluations. The role of science in standard setting. App. How to Compare Exposure Limits.