TITLE

Chemical-by-chemical bans leave people at risk

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Rick
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/13/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 8, p556
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on high chemical pollution in Canada and its impact of human health. It mentions that maximum pollution affecting the health of Canadians is being caused from various consumer products found in offices and homes and informs about the initiatives being taken by the government of Canada to ban toxic chemicals, like the Kid-Safe Chemical Act. It suggests adopting less toxic alternatives to reduce toxic chemicals in consumers products.
ACCESSION #
44644986

 

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