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Main Title Toxic chemicals : risk prevention through use reduction /
Author Higgins, Thomas E.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Sachdev, Jayanti A.
Engleman, Stephen A.
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 636916466
ISBN 9781439839157 (hardback); 1439839158 (hardback)
Subjects Chemical industry--Waste minimization. ; Hazardous wastes--Management--Government policy. ; Chemicals--Accidents--Prevention. ; LAW / Environmental ; SCIENCE / Environmental Science ; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  TD1050.W36H54 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/11/2017
Collation xxv, 326 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"Catastrophic events such as the Bhopal, India tragedy and rising incidences of cancer in areas neighboring industrial facilities have heightened concern over the use of toxic chemicals in manufacturing and industry. Based on the author's research conducted through their development of a program in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the book explores the history of toxic chemical release reporting programs, presents data on the actual toxicity of chemicals currently in use, discusses variables that contribute to the relative toxicity of a substance, compares alternate emphases in existing programs for reducing environmental threats, and provides a specific and health-based program to reduce or eliminate the use of toxic chemicals"--Provided by publisher. Introduction -- Toxic chemical composition reporting -- Toxic chemical release reporting -- TRI programs in other countries -- TRI program impacts on reducing toxic chemical releases -- Quantifying toxicity -- Quantifying mobility -- Quantifying persistence -- Quantifying bioconcentration -- Developing effective toxicity factors -- Focusing on impact chemicals -- Use versus release reporting -- Pollution prevention planning -- Technical assistance -- Market-based approaches to environmental protection -- A program to reduce toxic chemical use -- Costs and benefits -- Appendices : A. Chemicals list with CAS numbers -- B. CAS numbers with chemical names.