Prominent Chemist: We Are Facing a ‘Crisis of Innovation’

It’s no secret that the world of chemicals manufacturing has an image problem. As the Toxic Substance Control Act reform plays out in the public, phrases like “80,000 un-tested chemicals are on the marketplace,” are touted almost daily.

Why are so many potentially hazardous chemicals manufactured? Regulations are often named as the culprit. But if you ask prominent chemist John Warner, the issue of safe chemicals has deeper roots than what the EPA can track.

During an eye-opening keynote address at InformEx, held this year in New Orleans, Warner outlined what he calls a “crisis of innovation” and how the principles of green chemistry can play a huge role in developing safer chemicals…Read more

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