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The Resource Is it safe? : BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals, Sarah A. Vogel

Is it safe? : BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals, Sarah A. Vogel

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Is it safe? : BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals
Title
Is it safe?
Title remainder
BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals
Statement of responsibility
Sarah A. Vogel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We are all just a little bit plastic. Traces of bisphenol A or BPA, a chemical used in plastics production, are widely detected in our bodies and environment. Is this chemical, and its presence in the human body, safe? What is meant by safety? Who defines it, and according to what information? Is It Safe narrates how the meaning of the safety of industrial chemicals has been historically produced by breakthroughs in environmental health research, which in turn trigger contests among trade associations, lawyers, politicians, and citizen activists to set new regulatory standards. Drawing on archival research and extensive interviews, author Sarah Vogel explores the roots of the contemporary debate over the safety of BPA, and the concerns presented by its estrogen-like effects even at low doses. Ultimately, she contends that science alone cannot resolve the political and economic conflicts at play in the definition of safety. To strike a sustainable balance between the interests of commerce and public health requires recognition that powerful interests will always try to shape the criteria for defining safety, and that the agenda for environmental health research should be protected from capture by any single interest group"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1974-
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Vogel, Sarah A.
Dewey number
615.9/5131
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1242.P44
LC item number
V64 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 B-952
  • QV 627
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Phenol
Label
Is it safe? : BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals, Sarah A. Vogel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Plastic food -- The "toxicity crisis" of the 1960s and 1970s -- Regulatory toxicity testing and environmental estrogens -- Endocrine disruption : new science, new risks -- The low-dose debate -- Battles over bisphenol A -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn798303587
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 304 p.
Isbn
9780520273573
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026476
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520273580
  • (OCoLC)798303587
Label
Is it safe? : BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals, Sarah A. Vogel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Plastic food -- The "toxicity crisis" of the 1960s and 1970s -- Regulatory toxicity testing and environmental estrogens -- Endocrine disruption : new science, new risks -- The low-dose debate -- Battles over bisphenol A -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn798303587
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 304 p.
Isbn
9780520273573
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012026476
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520273580
  • (OCoLC)798303587

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