Monday, August 2, 2010

ACS Webinar: How Chemical Policy Reform Can Spur Green Chemistry

ACS Webinars: Green Chemistry & Sustainability Series

“How Chemical Policy Reform Can Spur Green Chemistry.” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Richard Denison, Senior Scientist at Environmental Defense Fund.

In the wake of the largest Gulf oil disaster or public concern over the chemicals in a baby bottle, how will changing legislation affect chemical professionals? Public policy has the potential to transform the chemical industries and set a new course for the next decade. Join our speaker, Richard Denison, and learn about the latest Green Chemistry policy developments (Safe Chemicals Act/TSCA reform) and how they may affect chemical professionals, chemical industries, and the future of green chemistry.

Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

What You Will Learn

  • The policy context for advancing Green Chemistry – essentials you need to know
  • How U.S. and international policy changes can support the development and use of greener chemicals
  • How current policy is informing future legislation – Safe Chemicals Act/TSCA reform
  • And much more…

Meet Your Expert

Richard A. Denison is a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. Dr. Denison has 25 years of experience in the environmental arena, specializing in chemicals policy and hazard, exposure, risk assessment and management for industrial chemicals and nanomaterials. He has published extensively and has testified before Congress many times regarding these issues. Dr. Denison currently serves on the National Research Council’s Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology and on the Green Ribbon Science Panel for California’s Green Chemistry Initiative. He was a member of the National Pollution Prevention and Toxics Advisory Committee, which advised EPA’s toxics office. Previously, Dr. Denison was an analyst and assistant project director in the Oceans and Environment Program, Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress. Dr. Denison received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University.

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