Advancing Sustainability: Safer Alternatives to Products and Processes
April 13, 2010, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
To protect the health of U.S. citizens as well as the environment, many in the public health community, science, and industry are looking to the principles of green chemistry to provide safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Along with evaluating the toxicity of current chemical substances, the design and implementation of alternatives will be a key component in safe chemicals management. This briefing will look at the science behind safer alternatives research, the opportunities and barriers that influence their implementation in industry, and the policy instruments that could help the U.S. encourage progress toward safer products and processes.
Joseph S. Francisco, ACS President, 2010 and William E. Moore Distinguished Professor, Purdue University
Timothy Robinson, Sr. Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Consumer Protection
|Steve Ritter, moderator Chemical & Engineering News Bio │Email|
|Anne Wallin The Dow Chemical Company Presentation Slides Bio │Email||http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/04_13_10/acs_april_13_anne_wallin.flv|
|John Frazier Nike Corporation Presentation Slides Bio │Email||http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/04_13_10/acs_april_13_frazier.flv|
|Ansje Miller The Center for Environmental Health Presentation Slides Bio │Email||http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/04_13_10/acs_april_13_miller.flv|
|James Fava Five Winds International Presentation Slides Bio │Email||http://web.2.c2.audiovideoweb.com/va92web25028/congressional_briefings/04_13_10/acs_april_13_fava.flv|
ACS Green Chemistry Institute