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Chemicals without harm : policies for a sustainable world

Author: Ken Geiser
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2015]
Series: Urban and industrial environments
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Today, there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products, electronic devices, even our children's toys. Many of these chemicals help us live longer and more comfortable lives, but some of these highly useful chemicals are also persistent, toxic, and dangerous to our health and the environment. For fifty years, the conventional approach to hazardous chemicals has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Geiser
ISBN: 9780262512060 0262512068 9780262012522 0262012529
OCLC Number: 1004846129
Description: xii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problem with chemicals --
Chemical control policies. Regulating hazardous chemicals ; Reassessing chemical control policies --
Reframing chemical policies. Considering new initiatives ; Reframing the chemicals problem ; Understanding the chemical economy --
A chemical conversion strategy. Driving the chemical market ; Transforming the chemical industry ; Designing greener chemistry --
Safer chemical policies. Characterizing the prioritizing chemicals ; Generating chemical information ; Substituting safer chemicals ; Developing safer alternatives ; Drafting safer chemical policies --
Chemicals without harm. Reconstructing government capacity ; Solving the chemicals problem.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments
Responsibility: Ken Geiser.

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A proposal for a new chemicals strategy: that we work to develop safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals rather than focusing exclusively on controlling them.  Read more...

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