100 Chemical Myths: Misconceptions, Misunderstandings, by Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda

By Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda

100 Chemical Myths offers with renowned but mostly unfaithful misconceptions and misunderstandings on the topic of chemistry. It includes lucid and concise reasons lower via fallacies and concrete legends which are universally correct to a world viewers. quite a lot of chemical myths are explored in those components; meals, medicinal drugs, catastrophes, chemical compounds, and environmental difficulties. Connections to pop culture, literature, video clips, and cultural historical past carry the reader’s curiosity when key suggestions are fantastically annotated with illustrations to facilitate the certainty of unusual fabric. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to members with out a formal chemistry historical past to fledgling undergraduate chemists to professional researchers and beyond.

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For these substances, there are several different layers of legislation depending on the potential exposures. The introduction of REACH has been criticized from numerous viewpoints. Describing this would make a book rather than a short story, so only the most important reservations will be included here: 1. REACH is the most detailed legislation in the history of the European Union. The length of text exceeds 1200 pages. It is very implausible to expect a decision maker to read and understand it, this would be a daunting task even for a chemical expert.

About 15–20 % of the active population of this region is unemployed, and industrial plants have gradually closed in this region during the last decade. Vekerd is one of the least developed villages in Hungary. When the local co-operative of farmers was disbanded in the early 1990s, many local people said this was the beginning of the end. Out of 171 inhabitants, 150 were retired at that time. Every second house is abandoned, most of them in ruins. From an agricultural standpoint, the soil is highly alkaline and less productive than the Hungarian average.

However, there is a major discrepancy between initial estimates and reality, and this will necessitate an overhaul of the legislation. EU estimated that 27,000 companies would file 180,000 applications for 29,000 substances in the pre-registration period before the end of 2008. 7 million applications for 140,000 substances until 2008. The number of substances to be tested was probably overestimated by those who filed, the actual number is somewhere between 29,000 and 140,000. An optimistic estimate would be 68,000.

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