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Green Chemistry

Here is a news story about the history of green chemistry in the US. Paul Anastas, new chief scientist and head of R&D at EPA, coined the term 20 years ago. The idea was to “design chemicals to be non-toxic from the start instead of having to regulate and clean up afterwards.” We need more of this kind of research that looks at the root of the problem rather than trying to fix the consequences…

Via Marketplace: EPA scientist advocates ‘green chemistry’

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