Navigation Links
Green scientists propose safety testing system for development of new chemicals
Date:12/7/2012

PITTSBURGHA group of scientists from North America and Europe, including Carnegie Mellon University's Terry Collins, has developed a five-tiered testing system that manufacturers can use to ensure that the chemicals and consumer products they produce are free of harmful endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA or DDT. Their study, "Designing Endocrine Disruption Out of the Next Generation of Chemicals," will be published in the January 2013 issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Green Chemistry, and is currently available online.

Endocrine disrupting chemicals, which are commonly used in consumer products, can mimic hormones and lead to a host of modern-day health epidemics including cancers, learning disabilities and immune system disorders. The new testing system can help manufacturers avoid creating products that contain the harmful chemicals.

"Endocrine disrupting chemicals are a clear and present danger to the welfare of all living species," said Collins, the Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry and director of the Institute for Green Science at CMU. "It is important for people everywhere and especially for future generations that we strive to design chemicals that are not endocrine disruptors themselves and materials that are inherently free of endocrine disruptors."

Historically, chemists have endeavored to create products that are both effective and economical, but rarely have they been asked to consider the product's potential toxicity, particularly developmental toxicity. This has led to consumer products that unintentionally contain harmful chemicals like endocrine disruptors, and to the subsequent replacement of these products. One of the most recent examples is the discovery of BPA in popular baby products.

The 23 authors of the current study, who are chemists, biologists and environmental health scientists, say that recent product recalls and bans indicate that product manufacturers
'/>"/>

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Gives Green Light to Publish Controversial Bird Flu Research
2. Why are some people greener than others?
3. Sites, LLC Announces the Celebration of Green Van Dyck: Director of Sales and Internet Marketing
4. Green Tea Weight Loss Results and Health Benefits Revealed
5. Pink and Blue are Out - It’s Time to GREEN Your Nursery
6. GTC Green Cleaning Products Now Available from UNFI - United Natural Foods
7. Green biased yellow fever swept through Irish Immigrants in 19th century US
8. Penn study finds with vacant lots greened, residents feel safer
9. Greening Vacant Lots May Boost Safety
10. Green tea compound shows promise for tackling cancer
11. Many trendy microgreens are more nutritious than their mature counterparts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... T.E.N., a technology and information ... that William H. Murray, renowned author and industry ... Leadership Award winner. Presented annually, the ISE® Luminary ... leader and industry practitioner for his or her ... information security industry. , Formerly with IBM, Murray ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old ... Maryland 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. ... uses her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady ... breast cancer. You say the color pink and everybody knows ... for a fact that it has not been won when ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ) today announced ... module enables easy administration and routing of follow-up items ... This application allows users such as Therapists to assign ... item to a specific client, categorize tasks the way ... for follow-ups. It's designed to enable easy access ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, ... all the latest information from the FDA on Sit ... on October 10 not to purchase or use Sit and ... Sit and Slim II is promoted as weight loss product ... Sibutramine, removed from the market in 2010 for safety reasons, ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Rockynol Retirement Community broke ground ... The $11 million project will include the latest in ... with full-service restaurant style dining. , “We are excited ... Assisted Living apartments,” said Kara Hanzie, Rockynol Executive Director ... of care and this investment is proof of our ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 2Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 3Health News:Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner 4Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:FDA Advises Not to Use Sit and Slim II: AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2
... variations that point to spectrum disorders , TUESDAY, March ... for brain proteins that seem to be linked to ... of the most comprehensive genetic analyses of association between ... spectrum disorder] risk," said Anthony Monaco, of the Wellcome ...
... ... Detox Protocol using Far Infrared. FIR therapy is a major key for returning us back ... ... Ph.D., RIET-1, a Doctor of Integrative Medicine and an Industrial Toxicologist, has dedicated a ...
... complications, costs, , TUESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Current ... age 45, especially for those who are overweight, but new ... 30 and 45 for everyone . , When screening ... every year to five years, the average cost per quality-adjusted ...
... lung cancer per year in Germany are due to ... in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ... and his coauthors ( Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; ... the results of relevant studies, the recently published S1 ...
... One in three South Asian, West Asian or Arab women ... say they have trouble accessing a doctor to address ... findings, from a new study by researchers at St. Michael,s ... finds this group and immigrant women and men are at ...
... ... Misunderstandings about proper use of antibiotics have the potential to ... report in the April issue of AJIC: American Journal of Infection ... Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC). esearchers from Columbia University and MixedInk ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientist, Dr Staninger, Unlocks the Mystery of Morgellons Disease 2Health News:Scientist, Dr Staninger, Unlocks the Mystery of Morgellons Disease 3Health News:Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner 2Health News:Diabetes Screening Should Start Sooner 3Health News:Minority women least likely to gain access to a doctor, study says 2Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 2Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 3Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 4Health News:Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study 5
(Date:10/20/2014)... NEW YORK and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 20, ... the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF), both philanthropies, announced ... develop drug candidates for the treatment of the ... BioPontis Alliance announced its alliance model ... is a first demonstration of a collaborative model ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... , Oct. 18, 2014  In a ... Campaign (HRC), the nation,s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual ... the use of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). ... used to prevent the spread of a disease ... only brand name anti-HIV drug combination currently approved ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... Conn. , Oct. 17, 2014 UBM Medica ... a leading online community and information resource for neurologists ... disease and Alzheimer disease , with discussions of ... to 1 million Americans have Parkinson disease , more ... dystrophy, or Lou Gehrig disease. Diagnosis can be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation and BioPontis Alliance for Rare Disease Partner to Develop Treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation and BioPontis Alliance for Rare Disease Partner to Develop Treatments for Charcot-Marie-Tooth 3HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 2HRC Endorses PrEP, Calls for Bold Action to Expand Access to Anti-HIV Drug 3Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 2Neurology Times Features Coverage of Parkinson and Alzheimer Disease 3
... secondary endpoints support outcomes benefitHAYWARD, Calif., May ... held biopharmaceutical company developing anti-inflammatory drugs, announced ... events with Near-term Cardiovascular Inflammation Suppression), a ... of 500mg of varespladib when administered to ...
... Food Variety and Cognition-Related Fatty Acid are Important ... The strong preference kids with autism have ... nutritional deficiencies because their diets lack sufficient variety, ... Center at this year,s Pediatric Academic Societies meeting ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome 2Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome 3Anthera's Varespladib Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2 FRANCIS Trial for the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome 4Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids With Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition 2Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids With Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition 3
Used to introduce large devices for vascular intervention....
Used to introduce balloon, closed and non-tapered end catheters and other devices for intervention....
Used to introduce balloon, closed and non-tapered end catheters or other devices for intervention....
Used to introduce balloon, electrode, closed or non-tapered end and other catheters....
Medicine Products: