Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. A key component is product reformulation to replace hazardous chemicals with less hazardous ones. A major obstacle is the lack of data on exposure, environmental effects and human toxicity in determining the safety of a chemical.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and it’s event co-sponsors, UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, UC Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program, and the UCLA Law and Environmental Health Sustainable Technology Policy Program, will hold the workshop: Indicators of Ecotoxicity Hazards and Exposure Potential at the David Brower Center, Berkeley CA on May 10 and 11, 2010.
The workshop will explore indicators of ecotoxicity and exposure potential for inclusion in the Toxics Information Clearinghouse as part of the California Green Chemistry Initiative.
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