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Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change, 1800-2000

Hazardous Chemicals: Agents of Risk and Change, 1800-2000

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ISBN-13: 9781789203196
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Series: Environment in History: International Perspectives , #17
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Ernst Homburg is Professor of History of Science and Technology Emeritus at Maastricht University. His scholarly work has included the co-editorship of two multivolume book series on the history of technology in the Netherlands, as well as of New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2007), and Solvay: History of a Multinational Family Firm (2012, with Kenneth Bertrams and Nicolas Coupain).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Hazardous Chemicals, 1800–2000: A Conceptual and Regulatory Overview

Ernst Homburg and Elisabeth Vaupel

PART I: FROM ACUTE TO CHRONIC POISONING: REGULATING OLD POISONS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE

Chapter 1. Schweinfurt Green and the Sanitary Police: The Fight Against Copper Arsenite Pigments

Joost Mertens†

Chapter 2. The Banning of White Lead: French and International Regulations

Laurence Lestel

Chapter 3. Old Situations, New Complications: Lead and Lead Poisoning in a Changing World

Christian Warren

PART II: DISCOVERING NEW HEALTH IMPACTS: CARCIOGENESIS, MUTAGENESIS AND MORE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY AND NON-KNOWLEDGE

Chapter 4. Discovering Chemical Carcinogenesis: The Case of the Aromatic Amines

Heiko Stoff and Anthony S. Travis

Chapter 5. Cyclamates: A Tale of Uncertain Knowledge (1930s–1980s)

Alexander von Schwerin

Chapter 6. Cadmium Poisoning in Japan: The Itai-itai Disease and Beyond

Masanori Kaji†

Chapter 7. Dioxins: The “Total Poison”

Stefan Böschen

PART III: NEW PRODUCTS, NEW EFFECTS. THE DISCOVERY OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE LONG SHADOW OF THE 1960S

Chapter 8. Organophosphates

Frederick R. Davis

Chapter 9. A Tale of Two Nations: DDT in the USA and the UK

Peter J. T. Morris

Chapter 10. War and Peace: The Phenoxy Herbicides

Amy M. Hay

Chapter 11. Raising a Stink: The Short Happy Life of MTBE

John K. Smith

Conclusions

Ernst Homburg and Elisabeth Vaupel

Index