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Toxicology: What Chemists Don't Know Might Hurt You

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/03/10/Chasing_Molecules_The_Promise_of_Green_Chemistry Elizabeth Grossman, author of Chasing Molecules, marvels at the fact that learning basic toxicology is not a requirement for a degree in chemistry. "Chemists are never required to take a course," she says, "that would train you to look for these kinds of environmental and health impacts." ----- There is substantial evidence that environmental conditions and environmental pollutants -- among them synthetic chemicals in consumer products -- have a profound effect on human health. Elizabeth Grossman, author of Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry, illustrates the potential for green chemistry to revolutionize the materials we make, how they're used, and the possible benefits to our health and environment. - Commonwealth Club of California Elizabeth Grossman is the author of Watershed: The Undamming of America, Adventuring Along the Lewis and Clark Trail and co-editor of Shadow Cat: Encountering the American Mountain Lion. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Nation, Orion, The Seattle Times, and the Washington Post. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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