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Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 14 avhandlingar innehållade orden Christina Rudén.
Sammanfattning : Risk assessments serve as the foundation of policy decisions on whether to take measures to reduce a risk or not. However, different risk assessors frequently come to divergent estimates of the magnitude and even the nature of risks. Few attempts has been made in the past to describe and understand the reasons for these differences. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Chemicals provide us with many benefits but can also have adverse effects on human health and the environment. Concerns that previous European legislations were not providing adequate protection from chemical risks resulted in a new chemicals legislation – REACH – in 2007. LÄS MER
3. Trying to secure decent working conditions : Do corporate social responsibility audits improve risk management in global garment supply chains?
Sammanfattning : The outsourcing of the manufacturing of garments to regions with lower production costs has raised concerns over labor rights violations. Retailers and brands have responded to this by introducing codes of conduct outlining minimum requirements for working conditions at their suppliers. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Health and environmental risks associated with emissions of hazardous chemicals from articles, including everyday consumer products such as clothes and toys, have become widely acknowledged internationally, particularly in the EU. This thesis contributes to new understandings of how these risks are currently managed within the EU and recommends actions for ensuring a safe and sustainable use of chemicals in articles. LÄS MER
5. Chemicals in consumer products : Bridging the gap between academic research and chemicals regulation
Sammanfattning : Exposure to chemicals emitting from consumer products, such as clothes, electronic devices, toys and kitchen-ware, has emerged as an issue of public health and environmental concern. The use of chemicals having endocrine disrupting properties in commercial products is receiving particular attention as low dose exposures of such chemicals have been associated with adverse effects in both human and wildlife populations. LÄS MER