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A Systematic Method for Evaluating the Potential Environmental Impact of New Industrial Chemicals

  • E. J. Sowinski
  • I. H. Suffet
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 2)


The increasing pervasiveness of toxic substances in the environment--including metallic compounds and synthetic organic compounds--poses a particular concern for future environmental quality. The nature of specific environmental problems, involving for example heavy metals as the organometallic methyl-mercury and organics as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) indicates the need for systematic methods aimed at resolving the potential environmental impact of new industrial chemicals prior to full-scale industrial use (1,2). Current environmental legislation reflects this trend and the setting of environmental quality standards in the future can be expected to include this concept (3,4).


Industrial Chemical Metal Hydride Potential Environmental Impact Threshold Limit Value Flame Photometric Detector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. J. Sowinski
    • 1
  • I. H. Suffet
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Engineering and Sciences ProgramDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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