Part C - Emerging issues
Cases addressed include the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents; genetically modified agricultural crops and agroecology; the growing threat of invasive alien species; mobile phones and the risk of brain tumours; and nanotechnologies. There is often little science, and very little direct hindsight, to assist in the management of these emerging technologies but the lessons from the historical case studies need to be applied if hazards are to be avoided.
Part C - Emerging issues contains the following chapters:
- Late lessons from Chernobyl, early warnings from Fukushima
Paul Dorfman, Aleksandra Fucic and Stephen Thomas
- Hungry for innovation: pathways from GM crops to agroecology
David Quist, Jack A. Heinemann, Anne I. Myhr, Iulie Aslaksen and Silvio Funtowicz
- Invasive alien species: a growing but neglected threat?
Sarah Brunel, Eladio Fernández‑Galiano, Piero Genovesi, Vernon H. Heywood, Christoph Kueffer and David M. Richardson
- Mobile phones and brain tumour risk: early warnings, early actions?
Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg and David Gee
- Nanotechnology — early lessons from early warnings
Steffen Foss Hansen, Andrew Maynard, Anders Baun, Joel A. Tickner and Diana M. Bowman
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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