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.
|Title of host publication||Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||1. Environmental Deterioration and Contamination - Problems and their Management|
|Number of pages||35|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Chemical Engineering(all)