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Comparison of regulations concerning hazardous substances from an international perspective

: Malich, G.; Braun, M.; Loullis, P.; Winder, C.


Journal of hazardous materials 62 (1998), Nr.2, S.143-159
ISSN: 0304-3894
ISSN: 1873-3336
Fraunhofer IAO ()

This review focuses on the current legislation concerning the control of hazardous substances in Australia, Germany, the UK, and the USA. A comparison of general policies, fundamental law and standard-setting procedures between the mentioned countries has been carried out. The main objectives of this study are a cross-national presentation of general policies and legislation concerning hazardous substances, an analysis of the legislations' similarities and differences, as well as recommendation for harmonisation in international legislation.