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

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Location: Fennell STACKS RA1226 .G76 2009
Barcode: 30731101196529
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9781597263702 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1597263702 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 249 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press/Shearwater Books, c2009.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Environmental toxicology > Popular works.
Environmental chemistry > Industrial applications > Popular works.
Consumer goods > Toxicology > Popular works.
Summary: 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.