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International policies regarding environmental and public health concerns represent the recognition by the global economy for necessary solutions to the many societal problems that cannot be effectively handled by individual nation-states through domestic laws and regulations.

International treaties such as the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (the Basel Convention) are designed to advance, ameliorate, and augment the ways in which issues facing multiple nations are conducted. These treaties seek to reduce the risk gaps associated with economic differences between developed nations and less developed countries (LDCs).

International policies regarding environmental and health concerns demonstrate that the global economy has made many issues a common concern that cannot be effectively handled by individual nation-states through domestic laws and ...

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