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The Resource Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry, Elizabeth Grossman

Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry, Elizabeth Grossman

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Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry
Title
Chasing molecules
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poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry
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Elizabeth Grossman
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Language
eng
Summary
"More than ever, Americans are concerned about chemicals and their health. The stories are unnerving. Our children nurse from bottles and play with toys that leach unsafe chemicals. The containers and cookware in our kitchens contain chemicals linked to infertility and obesity. We cover our skin in toxic-laden makeup and sunscreen. Nearly all children born today enter the world with hazardous chemicals already in their blood." "For the sake of convenience and economy we have created synthetic chemicals that go into millions of products we use every day. Thousands of these chemicals have never been tested for their safety even though they are all around us - in our homes, schools, food, and neighborhoods - and in our bodies. The effects range from diabetes to cancer and reproductive disorders." "What if we could stop using these chemicals? What if instead of warning people that a chemical is harmful and even deadly, we didn't need to use it? That is the promise of green chemistry - a world where the pollutants stay out of products and out of people." "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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Argues that many consumer goods on the market today are manufactured with artificial and potentially toxic chemicals that could fundamentally change a human body on a molecular level, from cancer to reproductive and neurological disorders
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332968
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1957-
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Grossman, Elizabeth
Dewey number
615.902
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Environmental chemistry
  • Consumer goods
  • Environmental toxicology
Target audience
adult
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poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry
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Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry, Elizabeth Grossman
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Publication
Note
"A Shearwater Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. There's Something in the Air -- Ch. 2. Swimmers, Hoppers, and Fliers -- Ch. 3. Laboratory Curiosities and Chemical Unknowns -- Ch. 4. The Polycarbonate Problem -- Ch. 5. Plasticizers: Health Risks or Fifty Years of Denial of Data? -- Ch. 6. The Persistent and Pernicious -- Ch. 7. Out of the Frying Pan -- Ch. 8. Nanotechnology: Perils and Promise of the Infinitesimal -- Ch. 9. Material Consequences: Toward a Greening of Chemistry -- Epilogue: Redesigning the Future -- Appendix. Principles of Green Chemistry and Molecular Design Pyramid Questions
Control code
000044514247
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 249 p.
Isbn
9781597263702
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028279
System control number
(OCoLC)406122242
Label
Chasing molecules : poisonous products, human health, and the promise of green chemistry, Elizabeth Grossman
Publication
Note
"A Shearwater Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. There's Something in the Air -- Ch. 2. Swimmers, Hoppers, and Fliers -- Ch. 3. Laboratory Curiosities and Chemical Unknowns -- Ch. 4. The Polycarbonate Problem -- Ch. 5. Plasticizers: Health Risks or Fifty Years of Denial of Data? -- Ch. 6. The Persistent and Pernicious -- Ch. 7. Out of the Frying Pan -- Ch. 8. Nanotechnology: Perils and Promise of the Infinitesimal -- Ch. 9. Material Consequences: Toward a Greening of Chemistry -- Epilogue: Redesigning the Future -- Appendix. Principles of Green Chemistry and Molecular Design Pyramid Questions
Control code
000044514247
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 249 p.
Isbn
9781597263702
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009028279
System control number
(OCoLC)406122242

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