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Regulating Carcinogens

JONATHAN M. SAMET, THOMAS A. BURKE and LYNN GOLDMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0072
Regulating Carcinogens

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This chapter provides a broad overview of governmental regulatory approaches to controlling exposures to carcinogens. It focuses specifically on statutes related to the United States, while giving lesser coverage to approaches in Europe. The focus is at the federal level, even though states may also promulgate regulations. Topics discussed include the identification of carcinogens, principles underlying regulations for carcinogens, and carcinogen regulation outside the United States.

Keywords: cancer prevention; carcinogens; health policy; government regulation

Chapter.  13760 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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