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Effectiveness of information provision in reducing risks to the environment - CB01060

Description
As part of a wider effort to develop new approaches to evaluating and quantifying the benefits of chemicals regulation, this project will review the effectiveness of existing information provision tools (such as classification and labelling for hazardous properties) in terms of affecting user behaviour.

As some EC legislation relating to regulation of chemicals has been in place for some time, an assumption is made that the information provided by it is leading to an improvement in the way chemicals are managed. In addition, not all information is provided in response to regulatory requirements but may be voluntarily provided in response to user and consumer pressure. This project aims to draw upon previous work, where available, and explore this assumption further through quantitative and qualitative analysis of the behaviour of chemical users in response to information provided to them.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Effectiveness of information provision in reducing risks to the environment   (598k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2005

Cost: £60,718
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Envirsearch Ltd
Keywords
Chemicals              
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Pollution              
Risk              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology