Jul 28 - DTSC Hosts Green Chemistry Alternatives Analysis Symposium today

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is hosting the Alternatives Analysis Symposium II today as a part of the ongoing Green Chemistry initiative to replace toxics in the consumer marketplace.

Presenters will be discussing the process of identifying and analyzing safer alternative chemicals for use in products.

Presenters include:

  • Thomas Carter; vice president, sales and strategic initiatives; The Wercs Ltd.: Retail Supply Chain Chemical Database and Confidential Business Information Applications
  • Helen Holder, corporate material selection manager, Hewlett-Packard Co.: The Business Case for Moving to Green Materials
  • Dennis McGavis, product stewardship and regulatory affairs director, Shaw Industries Group Inc.: Applications of Alternative Analysis in Industry
  • Teresa McGrath, supervising toxicologist for green chemistry programs, NSF International: Hazard, Risk, and Eco-efficiency Assessments: Pros & Cons and a Standardized Set of Chemical Information to Assist in Greener Chemical Assessments
  • Pam Palitz, environmental health advocate and staff attorney, Environment California: Case Studies in Practice
  • Michael Schmeida, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP) and director of sustainable programs, Tremco Commercial Sealants & Waterproofing: Arriving at Green Chemistry: A Case Study in Integrating Sustainability into a Construction Chemicals Company
  • George Thompson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, Chemical Compliance Systems Inc.: Web-based Alternative Greener Chemical, Product and Process Analysis Case Studies
  • Margaret Whittaker, Ph.D., managing director and chief toxicologist, ToxServices LLC: Role of Third Party Assessment in Alternative Analysis

The Event is free to the public. You can also view or listen to the symposium on-line.