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Chemicals without HarmPolicies for a Sustainable World$
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Ken Geiser

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012522

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001

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The Problem with Chemicals

The Problem with Chemicals

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(p.1) 1 The Problem with Chemicals
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Chemicals without Harm
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Ken Geiser

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0001

Our economy is based on thousands of chemicals many of which have hazardous properties. For over 40 years the United States has relied on federal chemical control laws to manage the risks of these chemicals, however, many of these substances today show up as pollutants in our homes, workplaces and bodies. A growing movement among consumer and environmental organizations, product manufacturers, retailers, and governments is working to eliminate the use of many of these chemicals. This book documents that movement and offers a series of proposals on how to broaden the movement and make it more effective.

Keywords:   Chemical policy, hazardous chemicals, chemical risks, green chemistry, environmental policy, safer chemicals

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