Designing Safer Chemicals
Fully effective, yet no toxicity!
Polyphenylsulfone is a polymer which has all the desired properties of a safe chemical. It is widely used for interior panels in aircrafts and underground trains where it is necessary to use non- flammable materials.
Benefits of Using Safer Chemicals
- Some chemicals have the ability to mimic human hormones and interfere with their actions and this can be potentially fatal. By designing safer chemicals, scientists can avoid the harm that chemicals can have on other organisms.
- Chemicals that cannot be naturally degraded end up in water reserves and contaminate the water which we drink and the water where other organisms live.
- Safer materials can still achieve the same results.
- Safer for the environment.
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