TITLE

Environment Watch

AUTHOR(S)
Cozier, Muriel
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;1/29/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 51, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers world news briefs on environmental aspects of chemicals. According to a study from Research and Markets, consumer concern about the possible negative effects of parabens and sulphates is driving Spanish demand for products with natural ingredients. Canada has launched an ecoEnergy Technology initiative, investing in research, development and demonstration of clean-energy technologies. A study from Boston University has indicated that people may be exposed to flame retardants in household dust.
ACCESSION #
23977827

 

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