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ISBN-13 9781118419441ISBN-10 1118419448
ISBN-10 111816234XISBN-13 9781118162347
Author(s): Russellyn S. Carruth; Bernard D. Goldstein; ;
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 384

Environmental and Occupational Health Law: An Introduction is a comprehensive overview of major US environmental laws and approaches, strategies, standards and enforcement techniques by which American law protects our environment and our health, written specifically for the non-lawyer. Emphasizing general concepts allows the book to demystify the American legal system (what law consists of, who makes it, how it is made, and how it is enforced). The authors also introduce the major environmental laws (laws governing air and water pollution, laws regulating the manufacturing, distribution, uses and disposal of hazardous substances, laws protecting workers and the workplace, and laws protecting the safety of our drugs, food and water) and evaluate issues, controversies and developments in environmental policy (with an eye towards understanding future changes in the law). This valuable resource is intended both for students in public health and environmental studies programs as well as environmental professionals and laymen who dislike legalese but need to comprehend these laws. Chapter 1          Overview of Our Legal System Chapter 2          Clean Air Act (CAA) Chapter 3          Clean Water Act (CWA) Chapter 4          Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Chapter 5          Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act Chapter 6          Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Act and Related Acts Chapter 7          Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chapter 8          Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) Chapter 9          Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA, a/k/a the Superfund Act) Chapter 10         Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Chapter 11         National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) Chapter 12         Emergency Planning & Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Chapter 13         Common Law