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California First in Nation to Enact Green Chemistry Program

Article: California First in Nation to Enact Green Chemistry Program

SACRAMENTO, California, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – California will reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in consumer products and the environment under legislation signed Monday in Los Angeles by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The two bills enable the state to take more responsibility by 2011 for identifying and regulating dangerous chemicals and for analyzing safer alternatives. Governor…

The Rise of Green Chemistry

Article: The Rise of Green Chemistry

Chemistry has traditionally been a science that necessitates working with toxic chemicals and pollution-intensive materials. Recently, a new field of chemistry called “Green Chemistry” has begun to be taught in universities. The use of toxic chemicals and harmful pollutants has been stripped out of the scientific process. The EPA’s mission statement on Green Chemistry aims…