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Heavy Metals: A Problem Solved?: Methods and Models to Evaluate Policy Strategies for Heavy Metals E. van der Voet

Heavy Metals: A Problem Solved?: Methods and Models to Evaluate Policy Strategies for Heavy Metals

E. van der Voet

Published December 7th 2010
ISBN : 9789048154067
Paperback
244 pages
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 About the Book 

Most publications on heavy metals and the environment have focused on environmental pathways and risks. The present book establishes a link between the environmental risks of heavy metals and the societal causes of the risks. Economic models,MoreMost publications on heavy metals and the environment have focused on environmental pathways and risks. The present book establishes a link between the environmental risks of heavy metals and the societal causes of the risks. Economic models, substance flow models and environmental fate and risk assessment models have been integrated into a single analytical framework that has been used to trace and understand the routes by which four heavy metals enter the economy, through to their final destination in the environment. The long-term impacts of the current metals management regime in the Netherlands have been used as a case study by which to assess the effectiveness of certain policy measures. Readership: Environmental scientists, especially those practising in the areas of ecological economics, industrial ecology, materials flow accounting and integrated environmental assessment. Environmental policy makers will also find the book an invaluable aid in their deliberations.