But, chemistry’s not all bad: Green chem conference this weekend

Landmark Green Chemistry conference comes to Pittsburgh

The promise of green chemistry will be the focus of a conference that will draw both national and local experts to Pittsburgh this month.

“Green Chemistry, Solutions for a Healthy Economy” features a slate of outstanding speakers who will share insights on the economics, regulatory and public awareness issues including: Dr. Paul Anastas, the founder of the principles of green chemistry; Dr. Terry Collins of Carnegie Mellon University, head of The Institute for Green Science, a research, education and development center and Dr. Bruce Lanphear, the principle investigator of a study on the relationship of prenatal and early childhood exposures to environmental toxins and their relationship to behavioral problems, learning problems and asthma in children.

“It’s important to put a spotlight on the fact that in Pittsburgh we not only have a concentration of experienced people in green chemistry, but we also have people from universities and companies who are on the cutting edge who can cross fertilize and enrich one another,” explains Patricia DeMarco, executive director of the Rachel Carson Homestead. “We’re bringing this all together to illustrate that Pittsburgh is in a leadership position on this front.”

The conference will be held on Sept. 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Duquesne University. The price is $25 for adults, $10 for college students, high school students free. For more information and to register, click here.

Image courtesy The Rachel Carson Homestead

(Via Pop City)

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