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Reframing the Chemicals Problem

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

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 ... More


Developing Safer Alternatives

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The successful shift away from chemicals of concern requires the development of new and safer alternatives. This involves the synthesis of new chemicals and chemical processes. Nanotechnology and ... More


Substituting Safer Chemicals

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

There are several strategies for advancing the transition to safer chemicals: prohibition strategies, aversion strategies, and safer chemical strategies. The safer chemical strategy relies on ... More


The Problem with Chemicals

Ken Geiser

in Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

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 ... More


Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Ken Geiser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262012522
eISBN:
9780262327015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Thousands of synthetic chemicals are used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products and electronic devices. However, many of these chemicals are hazardous and potentially dangerous to our ... More


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