Teaching about toxicity

Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences Education Resources for Chemists

This is the beginning of a compilation of materials, conferences, and resources for chemistry educators to teach about (and better understand!) basic toxicology and environmental health science.


“Toxicological Chemistry and Biochemistry” (CRC Press, 2003). Stanley Manahan. Third edition. ISBN: 1566706181

“Green Chemistry Theory and Practice” (Oxford University Press, 1998). Paul Anastas and John Warner. ISBN: 0198506988

“Green Chemistry” (CRC Press, 2010). Albert Matlack. Second edition. ISBN: 1420078119

“Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory” (CRC Press, 2011). Andrew P. Dicks. ISBN: 9781439840764



Stanley Manahan –  Environmental/Toxicological Chemistry, Intro to Green Chemistry


Online Resources

Carnegie Mellon Univeristy Institute for Green Science:

Introduction to Green Chemistry
– Green Chemistry Focuses on Inherent Hazards: Lesson One: Module Three.
– Adverse Effects of Chemicals on Health and the Environment: Lesson Six.
– Environmental Obesogens: Lesson Seven.


Our Stolen Future Website – The latest science on endocrine disruption.

Tulane University E Hormone Website – Educational resources on environmental signaling.

University of Oregon – GEMS (Greener Education Materials for Chemists) – Labs and experiments for green chemistry classrooms.


Conferences and workshops

Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference – ACS

University of Oregon – Green Chemistry in Education workshop

Gordon Research Conferences – Green Chemistry Research


Journals and Papers

“Toward a comprehensive molecular design framework for reduced hazard.” Voutchkova, A. M., Osimitz, T. G., Anastas, P. T., Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 5845.

“The incorporation of hazard reduction as a chemical design criterion in green chemistry.” Anastas, N.D., Warner, J.C., Chemical Health & Safety, March/April 2005

“In Designing Safer Chemicals: Green Chemistry for Pollution Prevention.” DeVito, S. C., Garrett, R. L., Eds. American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1996, p 16.



QikProp – program used to predict molecular properties