These characters are under investigation by the EPA. Surely we can do better than this!

Green Chemistry is our best hope for designing benign alternatives to these compounds. We can design products such that the characteristics we need (i.e. flexibility, fire-resistance, pest control, etc.) are built in without the human health costs.

So, Green Chemists: Where are we in replacing these and other ubiquitous chemicals of concern? If you or someone you know is working on these issues, we’d love to hear from you!

To learn more about the toxicology of these specific chemicals, read on….

To learn more about Green Chemistry, visit Advancing Green Chemistry.

To learn more about 21st Century Toxicology, visit Environmental Health Sciences.

And hey, let’s be careful out there!

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