STP891: What Industry is Doing to Protect Aquatic Life

    Alexander, HC
    Research associate, Mammalian and Environmental Toxicology, and project leader, Information Center, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

    Quick, JA
    Research associate, Mammalian and Environmental Toxicology, and project leader, Information Center, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1985


    Abstract

    Much of the chemical industry has had long-term environmental involvement and commitment. The hazard evaluation process is being used by industry to evaluate its products, by-products, and waste for potential environmental effects. Fate and effects testing are the core of this process and provide the data for estimating hazards. The adverse environmental impact of wastes is minimized by recycling or reuse, chemical or biological treatment, high-temperature incineration, and secure landfilling. Biomonitoring and field surveys assess the environmental impact of effluents and product applications. Industry is concerned about the proper use, safe handling, and environmental impact from product use and disposal.

    Keywords:

    chemical industry, labeling (marking), environmental tests, environmental hazard assessment, effects, fate, environmental regulations, product stewardship, waste management, aquatic testing


    Paper ID: STP33562S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E47.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP33562S


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