Green Chemistry


Green Chemistry

Green Chemistry is a philosophy rather than a discipline, and the toxicologist has an important role in the implementation of this philosophy.   Broadly speaking, the goal of green chemistry is to reduce chemical pollution starting at the molecular level.  The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, co-authored by John Warner and Paul Anastas in the mid-1990’s, laid out the framework for the “greening” of the field of chemistry.  By minimizing or eliminating the hazards related to raw materials, processes and products, adoption of the principles of Green Chemistry ...

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