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Hot Topics: Flame Retardants in the Public Sphere

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the history of flame retardant production, regulation, research, and activism in the United States, from early controversies over toxic chemicals used in children’s ... More


Uncertain Science and the Fight for Environmental Health

Alissa Cordner

in Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The Introduction describes the contested arena of environmental health controversies, and summarizing the existing social science literature on environmental risks and scientific uncertainty


Emerging Pollutants

William G. Wilson

in Stormwater: A Resource for Scientists, Engineers, and Policy Makers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226364957
eISBN:
9780226365145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226365145.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on a broad range of lesser known and recent pollutants that affect aquatic organisms. These chemicals, found in groundwater and surface water, include many human-synthesized ... More


Toxic Safety: "Flame Retardants, Chemical Controversies, and Environmental Health"

Alissa Cordner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231171465
eISBN:
9780231541381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Initially marketed as a life-saving advancement, flame retardants are now mired in controversy. Some argue that data show the chemicals are unsafe while others continue to support their use. The ... More


Pollution: Emerging Contaminants

Carol A. Vines and Gary N. Cherr

in Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520274297
eISBN:
9780520954014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274297.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Emerging contaminants in aquatic environments, including the San Francisco Bay, are of increasing concern to regulatory agencies, ecosystem managers, and the public. There is increasing evidence that ... More


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