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Green Chemistry


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If a panel convened by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has its way, California consumers will soon know a lot more about the health effects of chemicals used in everyday products. The idea behind a sweeping 'green' initiative is to reduce the total chemical load in the environment, from production to disposal. We talk with members of the panel about their goals.

Host: Scott Shafer

Guests:

  • Bill Magavern, director of the Sierra Club of California
  • John Ulrich, executive director and senior consultant for the Chemical Industry Council of California
  • Maureen Gorsen, director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Meg Schwarzman, research scientist at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at UC Berkeley, family physician and co-author of the 2008 report to Cal EPA on green chemistry
  • Michael Feuer, state assemblymember representing California's 42nd District

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