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Nitrate, agriculture and the environment.

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Description

This book builds on Farming, Fertilizers and the Nitrate Problem (CABI, 1991) by Addiscott, Whitmore and Powlson, but has been restructured to take account of new developments and to bring out more clearly the role of politicians and economists in the nitrate problem. The book contains 14 chapters. The first three chapters cover the basic soil chemistry, physics and biology. Chapter 4 deals with t...

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Chapter 12 (Page no: 185)

Risk.

In this chapter, risk is discussed in terms of the meaning of the word, financial risk and economic models. Further sections address: Risks to humans and the environment; Assessing environmental risk; Models, including a subsection on ecotoxicology; Risk and the Bayes Equation; The precautionary principle; Risk assessment for nitrate; and the whether there is a need for an Agency of Risk Assessment.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Dependence on nitrogen. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) The chemistry and physics of nitrate. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 29) The biology of nitrate. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 48) Nitrogen fertilizer. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 62) Losses of nitrogen from arable land. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) Losses of nitrogen from grassland. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 110) Nitrate in fresh water and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 127) Nitrate in coastal waters. Author(s): Oviatt, C. A. Gold, A. J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 145) Nitrate and health. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 153) The politics and economics of nitrate. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 172) Nitrate in Africa: the 'Western Hegemony'. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 204) Coming to terms with nitrate: public attitudes to science. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 225) Coming to terms with nitrate: land use. Author(s): Addiscott, T. M.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2005
  • ISBN
  • 9780851999135
  • Record Number
  • 20053174158