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A guide to designing safer polymers based on the principles ofgreen chemistry and the EPA's Polymer Exemption Rule Green chemistry, the design of chemical products and processes thatreduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances,is a powerful tool in designing safer polymers. By adhering to theprinciples of green chemistry, manufacturers can produce polymersthat are better for the environment, and can do so in aneconomically sound manner. The Polymer Exemption Rule delineates types of polymers that areexpected to be of reduced risk. By following the guidelinescontained within the Polymer Exemption Rule, manufacturers maydecrease their regulatory requirements while designing polymersthat are environmentally benign. This valuable guide approaches the manufacture of polymers from twoperspectives, incorporating the principles of green chemistry withthe guidance of the Polymer Exemption Rule to designenvironmentally benign polymers. Designing Safer Polymers is anindispensable working resource for polymer scientists andengineers, as well as corporate decision makers working in thepolymer and chemical industries.