4/5/2011

Chemical companies looking for greener production processes need to asses environmental impacts, effects on human health, resource use and performance before making a switch, said Bruce LaBelle, chief of the California Department of Toxic Substance Control's Environmental Chemistry Laboratory. Companies need also to examine chemical alternatives in product development. "When a designer explicitly lists a series of environmental health and resource attributes and then consider those in the design, they are going to make improvements," LaBelle said.

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