Date of Original Version

Summer 1989

Type

Article

Abstract or Description

The United States uses about 60,000 chemical substances to produce the products and services the nation uses. Many of these chemicals have toxic properties that result in cancer, birth defects, mutations, or other chronic diseases. Although pre-industrial economies existed without synthetic chemicals, no advanced economy can exist without them.

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Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy , 93-95.