Radiation: In-depth

Friday, May 27, 2022

Radioactive materials have a number of valuable uses in science, engineering, medicine and power generation. At the same time, ionising radiation can severely damage both human health and wildlife. Therefore, there are strict regulations for the monitoring and control of sources of ionising radiation. In England and Wales, the regulations of the environmental aspects of ionising radiation are applied through the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016; in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the respective Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) regulations apply the requirements for regulating radioactive substances.

Radiation: Quick Facts

Friday, May 27, 2022

Ionising radiation arising from radioactive sources can cause severe damage to human health and wildlife. Even tiny quantities can be very long-lived and highly damaging. Therefore, radioactive substances are highly regulated.

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH): Quick Facts

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The objective of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) is to take all necessary measures to prevent major accidents involving dangerous substances and to limit the consequences to people and the environment of any major accidents that do occur. Application

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH): In-depth

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Major accidents are events that have the potential for catastrophic consequences in relation to human health and safety and serious environmental impact. They are associated with fires, explosions, serious damage to plant and uncontrolled release of toxic or other dangerous substances.

Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Policy

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

This organisation recognises that major accidents are credible business risks and that the management of those risks should have equal focus with other business processes.

Endocrine Disruptors: Quick Facts

Monday, May 23, 2022

The EU has established a set of criteria to identify endocrine disruptors through the biocidal products and plant protection products regimes. Endocrine Criteria

Endocrine Disruptors: In-depth

Monday, May 23, 2022

The endocrine system, which exists in all mammals, birds, fish and many other living organisms, co-ordinates and regulates the release of hormones. However, in the environment, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can cause significant harm, as in the definition by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as “substances in our environment, food and consumer products that can disrupt hormonal balance in humans and wildlife and result in adverse health effects.”

Statutory Nuisance: Quick Facts

Friday, May 20, 2022

Nuisance in general describes the law restricting the causing of discomfort by one person to another or others by things such as noise, smoke, smells, vibration and dilapidated premises. Summary