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Toxic chemicals : risk prevention through use reduction

Author: Thomas E Higgins; Jayanti A Sachdev; Stephen A Engleman
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2011.
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"Catastrophic events such as the Bhopal, India tragedy and rising incidences of cancer in areas neighboring industrial facilities have heightened concern over the use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing and industry. Based on the author's research conducted through their development of a program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the book explores the history of toxic chemical release reporting programs, presents data on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas E Higgins; Jayanti A Sachdev; Stephen A Engleman
ISBN: 9781439839157 1439839158
OCLC Number: 636916466
Description: xxv, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Toxic chemical composition reporting --
Toxic chemical release reporting --
TRI programs in other countries --
TRI program impacts on reducing toxic chemical releases --
Quantifying toxicity --
Quantifying mobility --
Quantifying persistence --
Quantifying bioconcentration --
Developing effective toxicity factors --
Focusing on impact chemicals --
Use versus release reporting --
Pollution prevention planning --
Technical assistance --
Market-based approaches to environmental protection --
A program to reduce toxic chemical use --
Costs and benefits --
Appendices : A. Chemicals list with CAS numbers --
B. CAS numbers with chemical names.
Responsibility: Thomas E. Higgins and [sic] Jayanti A. Sachdev, Stephen A. Engleman.

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Aims to help readers understand the relative toxic impacts of chemicals used in creating and maintaining consumer and industrial products. This title proposes a program to modify the toxics inventory  Read more...

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Higgins, Sachdev, and Engleman are environmental engineers with a career-long mission to control hazardous waste by minimizing waste releases rather than just treating wastes. The existing Toxics Read more...

 
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