Regulating hazardous chemicals in aquatic environments

TitleRegulating hazardous chemicals in aquatic environments
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1983
AuthorsJr. JCairns
JournalEnvironmental Affairs Law Review
Volume11
Issue1
Pagination1-10
KeywordsTOXINS
Abstract

Dr. Joshua Lederberg, president of Rockefeller University and Nobel Laureate scientist, addressed the urgent need for new approaches to testing toxic chemicals in a speech made in February, 1981, at the World Environmental Center. He felt that finding ways to assess and control the environmental health risks posed by toxic substances is one of society's major scientific challenges. Serious questions about the efficacy of both our scientific and regulatory approaches exist.