Archive | February, 2009

New soy group established

There might be a soy war going on but all soy-loving/producing groups in the US are still working together to help their industry overcome the current economic hardship. The United Soybean Board (USB), the American Soybean Association (ASA), the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and six other state soybean checkoff boards recently formed the Soy Transportation […]

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Chemical rules in kids products cause panic

The incoming anti-toxic chemical rules in children’s products, which will become effective February 10, is causing several protests this week especially in NYC. The rules are part of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) which was passed last year as a result of the massive recalls of toys and other consumer good products tainted […]

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Green chemicals of the month

2009 started with a lot of new green chemical offerings ranging from the cleaning industry, to automobile and construction. Here are some of the selected ones mostly in the plastic arena. Hint: If you want your newly launched green chemicals/technology to be included in my monthly list, pls. email the press release to me at […]

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Perfluorinated chems may reduce fertility

Thanks to my colleague Lara McNamee for sharing this article about a study on perfluorinated chemicals and their effects on women’s fertility. According to research scientists from University of California’s Department of Epidemiology, exposure to perfluorinated chemicals such as PFOA (perfluorooctanoate) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) – which are widely used in many consumer products and […]

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Green Informex

There had been a lot of green news from the InformexUSA tradeshow that colleagues from ICIS filed last week. According to the director of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, John Warner, education barriers are preventing chemists from gaining the know-how to produce safer chemicals despite increasing demand for environment-friendly products and compounds. Most of […]

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Weekly News Roundup

The green blogger was trying to multitask: writing this post, watching the Superbowl, and eating popcorn. She failed. The Steelers won and the blogger lost her office pool bet. Oh well…Here is this week’s news roundup: DSM joins green roundtable DSM Pharmaceutical Products joined the Green Chemistry Institute® Pharmaceutical Roundtable of the American Chemical Society […]

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