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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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Reframing the Chemicals Problem

Reframing the Chemicals Problem

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(p.83) 5 Reframing the Chemicals Problem
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Chemicals without Harm
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Ken Geiser

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0005

Developing a truly effective chemical management approach in the United States requires changing the way that the chemicals problem has been framed. Instead of controlling a few hundred truly dangerous chemicals, we should be focusing on all the chemicals on the market today and progressively shifting towards safer chemicals and non-chemical alternatives. This will require understanding chemicals as products of a massive chemical production, consumption and disposal system that needs to be restructured. A new safer chemical policy framework is needed and a comprehensive chemical conversion strategy that involves three strategic fronts; converting the chemical market, transforming the chemical industry and designing greener chemicals.

Keywords:   Systems thinking, chemical production, consumption and disposal system, policy frameworks, risk-based policy, hazard-based policy, safer chemical policy framework, chemical conversion strategy, chemical market, chemical industry, green chemistry

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