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Gutleb, Arno C.

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Works: 17 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 32 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Arno C Gutleb
We're only in it for the knowledge? A problem solving turn in environment and health expert elicitation by Hans Keune( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background: The FP6 EU HENVINET project aimed at synthesizing the scientific information available on a number of topics of high relevance to policy makers in environment and health. The goal of the current paper is to reflect on the methodology that was used in the project, in view of exploring the usefulness of this and similar methodologies to the policy process. The topics investigated included health impacts of the brominated flame retardants decabrominated diphenylether (decaBDE) and hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), phthalates highlighting di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), the pesticide chlorpyrifos (CPF), nanoparticles, the impacts of climate change on asthma and other respiratory disorders, and the influence of environment health stressors on cancer induction. Methods: Initially the focus was on identifying knowledge gaps in the state of the art in scientific knowledge. Literature reviews covered all elements that compose the causal chain of the different environmental health issues from emissions to exposures, to effects and to health impacts. Through expert elicitation, knowledge gaps were highlighted by assessing expert confidence using calibrated confidence scales. During this work a complementary focus to that on knowledge gaps was developed through interdisciplinary reflections. By extending the scope of the endeavour from only a scientific perspective, to also include the more problem solving oriented policy perspective, the question of which kind of policy action experts consider justifiable was addressed. This was addressed by means of a questionnaire. In an expert workshop the results of both questionnaires were discussed as a basis for policy briefs. Results: The expert elicitation, the application of the calibrated confidence levels and the problem solving approach were all experienced as being quite challenging for the experts involved, as these approaches did not easily relate to mainstream environment and health scientific practices. Even so, most experts were quite positive about it. In particular, the opportunity to widen one's own horizon and to interactively exchange knowledge and debate with a diversity of experts seemed to be well appreciated in this approach. Different parts of the approach also helped in focussing on specific relevant aspects of scientific knowledge, and as such can be considered of reflective value. Conclusions: The approach developed by HENVINET was part of a practice of learning by doing and of interdisciplinary cooperation and negotiation. Ambitions were challenged by unforeseen complexities and difference of opinion and as no Holy Grail approach was at hand to copy or follow, it was quite an interesting but also complicated endeavour. Perfection, if this could be defined, seemed out of reach all the time. Nevertheless, many involved were quite positive about it. It seems that many felt that it fitted some important needs in current science when addressing the needs of policy making on such important issues, without anyone really having a clue on how to actually do this. Challenging questions remain on the quality of such approach and its product. Practice tells us that there probably is no best method and that the best we can do is dependent on contextual negotiation and learning from experiences that we think are relevant
The Health and Environment Network and its achievements by Alena Bartonova( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identification of reference genes for RT-qPCR data normalization in Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea Amphipoda) by Kahina Mehennaoui( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dose-dependent autophagic effect of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in human HaCaT cells at non-cytotoxic levels by Viviana R Lopes( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endothelial responses of the alveolar barrier in vitro in a dose-controlled exposure to diesel exhaust particulate matter by Sebastian G Klein( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects of silver nanoparticles and ions on a co-culture model for the gastrointestinal epithelium by Anastasia Georgantzopoulou( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lipophilic components of diesel exhaust particles induce pro-inflammatory responses in human endothelial cells through AhR dependent pathway(s) by Bendik C Brinchmann( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respiratory sensitization: toxicological point of view on the available assays by Aline Chary( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy relevant Results from an Expert Elicitation on the Human Health Risks of Decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) by Solveig Ravnum( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xenopus laevis as a Bioindicator of Endocrine Disruptors in the Region of Central Chile by Sylvia Rojas-Hucks( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanoparticles in the environment: assessment using the causal diagram approach by Suchi Smita( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic and systemic toxicity induced by silver and copper oxide nanoparticles, and their mixture in Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) by Olusegun I Ogunsuyi( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interlaboratory comparison of size measurements on nanoparticles using nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA) by Patrick Hole( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In vitro exposure of a 3D-tetraculture representative for the alveolar barrier at the air-liquid interface to silver particles and nanowires by Ionel Fizeșan( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver nanoparticles impact the functional role of Gammarus roeseli (Crustacea Amphipoda)( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Appropriateness to set a group health-based guidance value for fumonisins and their modified forms( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Appropriateness to set a group health based guidance value for nivalenol and its modified forms( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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