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Polymers and Ecological Problems

  • James Guillet

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. J. E. Guillet
    Pages 1-25
  3. Bernard Baum, Roy A. White
    Pages 45-60
  4. J. E. Potts, R. A. Clendinning, W. B. Ackart, W. D. Niegisch
    Pages 61-79
  5. Richard B. Engdahl, Horatio H. Krause, Paul D. Miller
    Pages 81-92
  6. Bernard Miller, J. Ronald Martin, Charles H. Meiser Jr.
    Pages 93-107
  7. R. Salovey, R. G. Badger
    Pages 109-119
  8. Barry Arkles
    Pages 121-137
  9. George W. Ingle
    Pages 139-153
  10. George L. Huffman, Daniel J. Keller
    Pages 155-167
  11. John P. Lehman
    Pages 169-180
  12. Ralph J. Black
    Pages 181-184
  13. James Guillet
    Pages 185-197
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 199-206

About this book

Introduction

The growing public concern about environmental matters has prompted widespread discussion in the media. Unfortunately much of this public debate has been characterized more by ardour than by information, and often the wildest speculations are pro­ mulgated with the same appearance of veracity as hard scientific facts. It is an important, and often neglected, duty of scientific societies to make sure that the public is properly informed regard­ ing the technical aspects of matters of public interest, and to assure that policy decisions of governmental and other agencies are made with due regard to the scientific and technical facts, so far as they are ascertainable. For a variety of reasons, not all of which are related to the magnitude of the problems, a great deal of public attention has been focused on the environmental aspect s of the chemical industry. Because of this the American Chemical Society has wisely decided to sponsor a number of symposia at national scientific meetings where these issues can be raised and information supplied regarding their technical and scientific aspects.

Keywords

Polyolefin environment information iron plastics polymer society

Editors and affiliations

  • James Guillet
    • 1
  1. 1.Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, Department of ChemistryUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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