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Main Title Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry /
Author Grossman, Elizabeth,
Publisher Island Press/Shearwater Books,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 406122242
ISBN 9781597263702 (cloth : alk. paper); 1597263702 (cloth : alk. paper)
Subjects Environmental toxicology--Popular works. ; Environmental chemistry--Industrial applications--Popular works. ; Consumer goods--Toxicology--Popular works. ; Hazardous Substances--toxicity. ; Green Chemistry Technology. ; Manufactured Materials--toxicity.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  RA1226.G76 2009 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/10/2012
Collation xxviii, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index.
Contents Notes There's something in the air -- Swimmers, hoppers, and fliers -- Laboratory curiosities and chemical unknowns -- The polycarbonate problem -- Plasticizers : health risks or fifty years of denial of data? -- The persistent and pernicious -- Out of the frying pan -- Nanotechnology : perils and promise of the infinitesimal -- Material consequences : toward a greening of chemistry -- Epilogue : Redesigning the future -- Appendix : Principles of green chemistry and molecular design pyramid questions. In Chasing Molecules, investigative journalist Elizabeth Grossman opens the door on a new world of chemistry-green chemistry - and the scientists who are unearthing the field's potential to transform manufacturing with unprecedented benefits to the corporate bottom line and our health. She finds that a revolution is brewing, and its rallying call is "benign by design." These scientists are creating new, non-toxic materials that work with natural systems instead of disrupting them. Traveling the world to see this cutting-edge science at work, Grossman gives us a first look at the next "big idea" in industrial technology, along with the passion, excitement, and hope on the front lines of innovation.
Place Published Washington, DC
PUB Date Free Form c2009
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2009028279
OCLC Time Stamp 20121207120912
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03011cam 2200517 a 45020