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Re: Are some regs driving increased use of haz chemicals?




Will those replacement chemicals increase the hole in the ozone layer?

Diane D. Buxbaum,  M.P.H.
Environmental Scientist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  Region 2
DECA/CAPSB
290 Broadway, 21 East
New York, NY 10007
phone: 212-637-3919
fax: 212-637-4086
email: buxbaum.diane@epa.gov


                                                                                                
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Forwarded on behalf of James Ewell.  Please respond to P2Tech or Mr.
Ewell

     Mr. Hamner,

     I know that EPA is doing a lot with this issue.  Also, Patricia
     Dillon of
     Dillon Environmental Associates has done much during her career on
     electronics recycling.

     Good luck!

     James Ewell


     -----Original Message-----
     From: Burton Hamner [mailto:bhamner@cleanerproduction.com]
     Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 2:59 PM
     To: Will Knowland; Watson, Tom; UNEP IE; Tracy Dieckhoner; Steve
     Halls;
     Sophie Hooper; Richard Stevenson; p2tech; Mdenevers@Worldbank.Org;
     Maria
     Elena Torres; Louis C. Boorstin; Joshua Heltzer; Joe Atchue; Jan
     Janssen; ITAP; Infoterra; Ginger Griffin; Gil Jackson;
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     KaDeena Lenz
     Subject: [environmentaljournalists] Are some regs driving increased
     use
     of haz chemicals?


     Any input to this project will be much appreciated!
     Burton Hamner
     www.cleanerproduction.com

     Have environmental regulations, disclosure requirements, or product
     bans
     caused companies to use more dangerous chemicals?  Anecdotal
     evidence,
     mostly from developing countries, indicates that some companies are
     using
     petroleum or alcohol-based solvents in place of CFCs.  This
     produces more
     hazardous waste, more VOC air pollution and increased fire risk,
     despite
     reducing ozone depletion. There is also some anecdotal evidence
     that TRI /
     Pollution Transfer &Release disclosure requirements caused firms to
     substitute away from reportable chemicals to others that might have
     more of
     an impact than the TRI chemical. We are collecting any evidence of
     these
     changes in risks that might be available.  Our objective is to
     promote
     better understanding of comparative risk management in Cleaner
     Production
     and Pollution Prevention.  A professional paper is being developed.
     If you
     have any examples you can share with us we will be grateful and
     contact you
     for further details.  Please reply to
     Mark Cohen, Professor, Vanderbilt University
     Mark.Cohen@owen.vanderbilt.edu



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