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Chemicals without harm : policies for a sustainable world

Author: Ken Geiser
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Geiser, Ken.
Chemicals without harm
(DLC) 2014045725
(OCoLC)897401695
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Geiser
ISBN: 9780262327015 0262327015
OCLC Number: 910623001
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 444 pages) : illustrations
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.

Abstract:

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 focused on regulation, barriers, and protection. In Chemicals without Harm, Ken Geiser proposes a different strategy, based on developing and adopting safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals rather than focusing exclusively on controlling them.

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