100 Chemical Myths: Misconceptions, Misunderstandings, by Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda

By Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda

100 Chemical Myths offers with renowned but principally unfaithful misconceptions and misunderstandings with regards to chemistry. It comprises lucid and concise causes minimize via fallacies and concrete legends which are universally proper to a world viewers. a variety of chemical myths are explored in those components; nutrition, drugs, catastrophes, chemical substances, and environmental difficulties. Connections to pop culture, literature, videos, and cultural heritage carry the reader’s curiosity when key techniques are fantastically annotated with illustrations to facilitate the certainty of unexpected fabric. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to contributors with out a formal chemistry history to fledgling undergraduate chemists to professional researchers and beyond.

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Some experts and most of the general public, however, hold a much more favorable view of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. These industries are also based on chemical transformations, but in a more environmentally sustainable manner—at least so the word goes. 5, which lists waste produced in different industries. The table shows that there are major differences in the weights of product and the waste-generating potentials of different industries. The petroleum and gas industries, which are a major part of the chemical industry as a whole, manufactures vast amounts of products, but the waste-to-product ratio is quite low.

21). 6. The chemical industry already introduced a number of principles before the introduction of REACH in order to fight its image problem. The most well-known of these is responsible care and product stewardship. 4). 4 A new ethics of responsible action Old ethics Meet the legally required minimum Be considerate Production is your business Explain why concerns of the society are unfounded Share risk information only as needed A company fights for its own interests 15 New ethics Do the right thing Let other people see that you do the right thing Product stewardship for entire life cycles Seek and address the concerns of the society Society and employees deserve to be informed of all risks Mutual help is necessary among companies whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them …” (World English Bible, Matthew 7:12).

The health effects of lead remained unknown for a surprisingly long time in human history. The daily average lead intake is about 1 mg, but only about 10 % of this reaches to the blood stream. 025 ppm of lead compounds. Drinks are primarily responsible for most of the human lead exposure: old lead pipes, lead containing paint on mugs, and wine or whisky stored in leaded glass, are the main sources. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, many people suffered from joint gout: the American founding father Benjamin Franklin, biologist Charles Darwin, British prime minister William Pitt, poet Lord Tennison, and Methodist church founder John Wesley were all documented to have this illness.

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