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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
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Is it safe?
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BPA and the struggle to define the safety of chemicals
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Sarah A. Vogel
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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? /i/Is It Safe?//i/ 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
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EBLCP
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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, Sarah A. Vogel
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt7zw410
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Measurements; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Plastic Food; 2. The "Toxicity Crisis" of the 1960s and 1970s; 3. Regulatory Toxicity Testing and Environmental Estrogens; 4. Endocrine Disruption; 5. The Low-Dose Debate; 6. Battles over Bisphenol A; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
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1 online resource (327 pages)
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online
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9780520273573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations, portraits
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