Green Chemistry webinars on consumer products

Find out which chemicals are especially harmful in the products we use everyday

Not-so-green chemistry from Ye Olde Labs

Not-so-green chemistry from Ye Olde Labs

Tune in for half-hour webinars about six classes of chemicals which contain many of the harmful substances found in everyday products. Learn from scientists and outstanding teachers about the chemical classes that have many of the bad actor chemicals in consumer products. The series will also discuss solutions, exploring questions like, “Do we need these chemicals?”

When the answer is “Yes,” safer green chemistry alternatives will be discussed.

This informative weekly series begins on Tuesday October 22 at 11:00am Pacific and continues for eight weeks at the same time. The workshop schedule is:

October 22, 11-11:30AM Fluorinated   Chemicals
Jennifer   Field, PhD:
Professor   of Chemistry, Oregon State University
October 29, 11-11:30AM Anti-Microbials   (triclosan and triclocarban)
Gary Ginsberg,   PhD:
Toxicologist,   Connecticut Dept. of Public Health, Yale University and U. Connecticut
November 5, 11-11:30AM Flame Retardants   (PBDEs, tris, Firemaster)
Arlene Blum,   PhD:
Visiting   Scholar in Chemistry, UC Berkeley, Green Science Policy Institute
November 12, 11-11:30AM Plasticizers &   Endocrine Disruptors (BPA, phthalates)
Carol   Kwiatkowski, PhD:
The Endocrine Disruption Exchange, Inc.
November 19, 11-11:30AM Solvents (formaldehyde,   toluene, xylene, acetone etc.)
Liz Harriman:  
Deputy Director,   Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
November 26, 11-11:30AM Heavy Metals (arsenic,   lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.)
Graham   Peaslee, PhD:
Hartgerink   Professor of Chemistry, Hope College
December 3, 11-11:30AM Do We Need It?
Debbie Raphael:  
Director, California   Department of Toxic Substance Control
December 10, 11-11:30AM Green Chemistry
Bob Peoples,   PhD: Former Director of ACS Green Chemistry Institute
Register for the Webinars

If you have questions about the webinar series, contact Sam Busener at or fill out our contact form.  Slides and fact sheets are at For more on the Green Science Policy Institute visit: