Using Economic Incentives to Regulate Toxic Substances
Resources for the Future, 1992 - Nature - 143 pages
Using case studies, the authors evaluate the potential attractiveness of incentive-based policies for the regulation of four specific toxic substances: chlorinated solvents, formaldehyde, cadmium, and brominated flame retardants. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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1,1,1-Trichloroethane additional Ambient air applications BFRs Brominated Flame Retardants Cadmium Association Cadmium pigments cadmium products Chemical Products Synopsis chlorinated solvents Clean Air Act command and control compounds consumer surplus consumption cycle damages demand curve deposit-refund scheme deposit-refund system deposits discussion example figure firms formaldehyde formaldehyde products halogenated harmful exposure hazardous waste health effects illegal disposal INCENTIVE MECHANISMS incentive-based approaches incineration increase industry intervention Ippolito Journal landfills less liability limited Mannsville manufacture marginal cost metal cleaning METH methylene chloride nickel-cadmium batteries off-gases output Particleboard PERC percent Perchloroethylene pigments plastics pollution potential product labeling product tax recycled solvent recycling reduce refined cadmium refund regulation Regulatory Options require resins risk social cost solvent users spent solvent strategies studies substitutes sumer target third-party effects toxic substances Tradable permits Trichloroethylene TSCA U.S. Department U.S. Environmental Protection U.S. EPA vapors virgin solvent Viscusi workers workplace zinc