Green Chemistry News
- US chemical regulation reform gets boost as House passes TSCA rewrite.
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday evening overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill that would update the nation's industrial-chemicals regulations for the first time in nearly 40-years.
- Chemical regulation bill clears latest House hurdle.
The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday unanimously advanced a bipartisan proposal to update the nation’s decades-old framework for testing and regulating industrial chemicals.
- For the birds: A Pete Myers photography exhibit shows off its plumage.
We'll get to the health and climate links in a minute. First turn your attention to the black luster of a raven's back. The iridescence of an eastern bluebird's wings. The hidden, alluring patterns within a flock of flamingos.
- Quest to eliminate chemical flame retardants from Californian homes is far from over, experts say.
Some argue flame retardant insulation is toxic and unnecessary, but it’s still required by California building codes.
- Green Chemistry Institute receives $500,000 federal grant.
A $500,000 federal government grant for a project to propel the design of more energy efficient separation processes has been awarded to the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute.
Green Chemistry Drivers
- Experts endorse Parma consensus on ‘metabolic disruptors.'
Over 30, mainly US and Italian, experts have drawn up a consensus statement on environmental chemicals which disrupt metabolism, and are associated with “epidemics” of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- Combinations of 'safe' chemicals may increase cancer risk, study suggests.
Lots of chemicals are considered safe in low doses. But what happens when you ingest a little bit of a lot of different chemicals over time?
- A systematic review and comparison of the hormonal activity of bisphenol A substitutes.
In this analysis we summarize in vivo and in vitro literature and compare the hormonal potency of BPS and BPF to BPA using in vitro studies.
- Coffee roasters' health at risk from chemical compound, air samples suggest.
Funnel coffee beans into a roaster and things change. A chemical reaction between the beans' sugars and amino acids creates a toxic compound capable of crippling the lungs of coffee roasters.
- Plasticizer makers want a piece of the phthalates pie.
Chemical firms makers see a big opportunity from the phaseout of phthalate esters.