Green Chemistry News

  • Pressure for chemical law reform mounts.
    A diverse coalition of stakeholders who normally don’t agree with one another is pushing lawmakers to fix the Toxic Substances Control Act —a nearly 40-year-old U.S. chemical safety law that nearly everyone says is flawed.
  • EPA gives green awards without checking facts.
    Green companies could be lying about their award-winning achievements for decreasing pollution, and the Environmental Protection Agency would never know it, according to an EPA Inspector General report.

Green Chemistry Drivers

  • Kristof: Contaminating our bodies with everyday products.
    In recent weeks, two major medical organizations have issued independent warnings about toxic chemicals in products all around us. Unregulated substances, they say, are sometimes linked to breast and prostate cancer, genital deformities, obesity, diabetes and infertility.
  • Seeking a safer flame retardant.
    Researchers have identified an alternative flame retardant that outperforms existing formulas — a chemical that’s nontoxic, environmentally friendly, and inspired by the sticky mucus of marine mussels.