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Regulating BFRs - From science to policy
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy.
2008 (English)In: Chemosphere, ISSN 0045-6535, E-ISSN 1879-1298, Vol. 73, no 2, 144-147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An adequate distribution of responsibilities between scientists and policy-makers requires that a distinction be made between theoretical rationality (what to believe) and practical rationality (what to do). In chemical risk management, it is often necessary to base decisions on indications of risk that do not amount to full scientific proof. Guidelines are offered for how this can be done without infringing upon the integrity of science. Furhtermore, it is shown that the application of standard decision theory to chemical risks yields conclusions very much in agreement with the precautionary principle.

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2008. Vol. 73, no 2, 144-147 p.
Keyword [en]
Brominated flame retardants, Precautionary principle, Sound science, Decision theory, Burden of proof, Risk assessment
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17894DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.01.073ISI: 000260086800002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-50049116407OAI: diva2:335939
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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