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The Poisoner (Homo veneficus)

  • Julian Cribb
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Abstract

The impact of 250 billion tonnes of human chemical emissions on the environment, our health and the Earth system. Planetary poisoning. 144,000 chemicals (most untested for safety) and +2000 new ones every year. Failure of regulation. Risks and health concerns: pandemics of brain damage, cancers and reproductive disorders. Role of chemicals in extinction. A Right Not to be Poisoned. Creative and collaborative ways to clean up the Earth.

Keywords

Poisoned planet Chemical emissions Chemical pollution Health concerns Neurotoxicity Regulatory failure Chemical extinction Consumers Green chemistry Human fights ‘Clean up the Earth’ 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Cribb
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  1. 1.CanberraAustralia

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