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.
Over the next year AGC will produce a series of articles assessing where green chemists are in replacing – or redesigning- these chemicals.
Check out the Toxic Characters website to learn more. www.ToxicCharacters.org