Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry

Author: Elizabeth Grossman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Review: For the sake of convenience and economy we have created synthetic chemicals that go into millions of products we use every day. Thousands of these chemicals have never been tested for their safety even though they are all around us - in our homes, schools, food, and neighborhoods - and in our bodies. The effects range from diabetes to cancer and reproductive disorders. What if we could stop using these  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Grossman
ISBN: 9781610911610 161091161X
OCLC Number: 860736598
Notes: Originally published: 2009
Description: xxxii, 249 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: There's something in the air ; Swimmers, hoppers, and fliers ; Laboratory curiosities and chemical unknowns ; The polycarbonate problem ; Plasticizers : health risks or fifty years of denial of data? ; The persistent and pernicious ; Out of the frying pan ; Nanotechnology : perils and promise of the infinitesimal ; Material consequences : toward a greening of chemistry ; Epilogue : Redesigning the future ; Appendix : Principles of green chemistry and molecular design pyramid questions.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Grossman

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Focuses on the hazards of ordinary consumer products. This title shows that for the sake of convenience, efficiency, and short-term safety, we have created synthetic chemicals that fundamentally  Read more...

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