Webinar: GreenScreen Assessments of the Antimicrobials Triclosan and Triclocarban

Date and time: July 15, 2014, 2-3 pm CDT
Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/800101457

2014 Phone Seminar Series on Green Chemistry co-hosted by the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network and Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse, presents a webinar by:

Beverley Thorpe
Consulting Co-Director and Co-founder
Clean Production Action

Triclosan and Triclocarban are widely used as antibacterial/antimicrobial agents in many products including cosmetics, personal care consumer products, textiles and food contact materials. GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, a recognized tool for comparative chemical hazard assessment, was used to assess the environmental and human health profile of both of these chemicals.  GreenScreen® classifies triclosan as a GreenScreen Benchmark 1 (chemical of high concern) and triclocarban as a GreenScreen Benchmark 2 (chemical that should be replaced with safer substitutes).  These results will add new support for the growing movement to restrict triclosan as well as demonstrate the value of comprehensive chemical hazard screening for informed substitution to both regulators and businesses.

Beverley Thorpe is Consulting Co-Director, and co-founder, of Clean Production Action and she has worked to advance safer chemicals policy for over 25 years. Her current focus is the promotion of Green Chemistry within government policy, company practices and advocacy campaigns and she continues to train, teach and publish materials that advance clean production strategies.  She is a regular guest lecturer o company best practice in chemicals policy at Lund University, Sweden and is a current board member of the Story of Stuff in the U.S. and Greenpeace Canada.

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