The Vermont Department of Health won approval for its new, burdensome children’s product green chemistry reporting program from the state’s Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules in November 2015.
UNESCO grants have been awarded to young scientists from six countries for research in environmental protection and human health under a program run by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the Russian company PhosAgro.
Scientists from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory discovered that a metabolic pathway previously only suggested to be functional in photosynthetic organisms is actually a major pathway and can enable efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to organic compounds.
The ECHA’s committee for risk assessment (RAC) ruled that there is a risk of BPA exposure for the unborn children of pregnant cashiers who handle large numbers of cash receipts. In light of this, the RAC called for a restriction on BPA in thermal paper.
Colorado State University chemists synthesized a fully recyclable, biodegradable polymer, in order to keep tons of plastic from piling up in the landfills in the future and break petroleum’s grip on the polymer industry.
Submit your PGCCA nominations by the end of the year! The 2016 ceremony will be held June 13, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.
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