Green chemists want to be good stewards of physical world

11/3/2009 | Salem News (Mass.), The

The field of green chemistry is governed by 12 guiding principles that encourage review of methods and materials used to take advantage of modern chemistry without unintended environmental consequence or accidents, say chemistry professors Irv Levy and Dwight Tshudy of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. The pair say there is a kind of biblical mandate among some in the industry to practice "wise stewardship of the physical world" and they call for chemistry students, professors and others to "look for a greener way to live."

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