The Chemical Scythe

  title={The Chemical Scythe},
  author={Alastair Hay},
  booktitle={Disaster Research in Practice},
  • Alastair Hay
  • Published in Disaster Research in Practice 1982
  • Geography
Risk and Responsibility in Chemical Research: The Case of Agent Orange
The synthesis of new chemical substances causes a number of ethical problems frequently overlooked by chemists, such as the risk associated with the creation of a new substance and the question of
The health risks of herbicides in forestry : a review of the scientific record
Worldwide Residential Soil Guidance Values for Total Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds
  • A. Jennings
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • 2018
AbstractDioxins are well-known soil contaminants. Regulatory jurisdictions worldwide use regulatory guidance values (RGV) to help manage dioxin health risks. In the US, seven federal agencies, 41 s...
From Charles and Francis Darwin to Richard Nixon: The Origin and Termination of Anti-plant Chemical Warfare in Vietnam
Anti-plant chemical warfare (CW), the use of chemicals to clear vegetation or destroy food crops as a method of warfare, was conducted on a large scale in the Vietnam War of the 1960s and 1970s.
One hundred years of chemical warfare : research, deployment, consequences
In the course of the First World War, scientists who would in peacetime generate new knowledge assumed the role of experts, i.e., professionals who made extant knowledge accessible to non-scientist
Seveso: from pollution to regulation
The first part of the paper analyses the Seveso accident, which occurred in 1976 in northern Italy. It focuses mainly on sociological and organisational aspects, pointing to the lack of preparation
Review Article: Persistent organic pollutants and landfills - a review of past experiences and future challenges
This review highlights the necessity for alternative disposal methods for POP wastes, including destruction or complete removal from potential environmental release, as well as inventories for the location and quantity of POPs in landfills, together with an assessment of their threat to ecosystems, drinking water and food resources.
Residual congener pattern of dioxins in human breast milk in southern Vietnam.
The extent and patterns of usage of Agent Orange and other herbicides in Vietnam
Herbicides including Agent Orange were sprayed by United States forces for military purposes during the Vietnam War (1961–1971) at a rate more than an order of magnitude greater than for similar


Environmental Significance of Chlorodioxins
A perspective on hexachlorophene.
Hexachlorophene is highly effective in the control of colonization and disease with Staphylococcus aureus in both normal and high risk nurseries, when properly used, including correct cord and skin