Threat by chemical substances: Legislation, production, use and waste

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Abstract

One of the main environmental threats is attributed to chemical substances, being the focus of this book. In this chapter we will review the problems, the management and the associated legislation of chemical substances. Among the most dangerous chemical substances used and emitted in large quantities and with considerable adverse effects, we will discuss in detail some selected groups such as carcinogens, reprotoxic substances and endocrine disruptors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management
Subtitle of host publication1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management
PublisherCRC Press
Pages41-75
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781315778785
ISBN (Print)9781138001541
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Gruiz, K. (2014). Threat by chemical substances: Legislation, production, use and waste. In Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management: 1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management (pp. 41-75). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17102