Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Environmental Studies Program
Chemical production impacts the environment and human health. Many common products contain chemicals that can be detrimental to human health and more specifically harmful to the endocrine system. Many individuals and institutions unknowingly buy products containing chemicals that can harm the endocrine system. I developed a score that examines the level of harm that these chemicals pose to the endocrine health of the general population. The implications of Colby’s purchasing practices are discussed.
Foodborne diseases, Endocrine toxicology, Phthalate esters, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, Perflourinated Chemicals (PFCs), Human Health, Impacts, Purchasing
Recommended CitationHimmelmann, Kaitlin C., "Developing a Tool to Assess Human Health Impacts of Purchasing" (2007). Honors Theses. Paper 268.
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