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Chemicals without Harm: Policies for a Sustainable World

Ken Geiser

Abstract

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 health and the environment. For fifty years, the conventional approach to hazardous chemicals has focused on regulation, barriers, and control. Today, there is a growing international interest in going beyond a singular focus on toxic and hazardous chemicals and developing broader policies for managing all chemicals. This book proposes a new strategy for chemical management based on changing chemica ... More

Keywords: Chemicals policy, chemical regulation, environmental policy, hazardous chemicals, toxic chemicals, safer chemicals, chemical industry, green chemistry, sustainable economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012522
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken Geiser, author
University of Massachusetts Lowell