Chemistry and the Environment

Proceedings of a Regional Symposium, Brisbane, 1989

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This book is comprised of the papers presented at a Symposium on Chemistry and the Enviroment held during the Chemistry International Conference in Brisbane, Australia from 1 to 2 September 1989. The Symposium sought to bring together eminent scientists to identify and discuss major environmental issues of consequence to the AsiaPacific region having a direct association with chemistry.



Chemistry and the Environment: Scope for Regional and International Cooperation

While chemistry, over the years, has made immense contribution to human wellbeing, it also has added to some major world problems such as pollution, global warming, acid rain, deforestation, ozone layer depletion and increased risk of cancer. These are currently subjects of global concern. Such concern, although more evident in more advanced countries, but concrete actions, to combat these problems now, are lacking worldwide and at best are patchy.


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