Measuring Green Chemistry

Posted on Jun 10, 2015 in Presentations, Publications, Research, What I'm Working On |

  Dr. Ann Blake of EPHC was contracted by the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell to prepare a white paper characterizing the current landscape of measures of green chemistry. Dr. Blake presented a summary of her research at the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council’s Innovators Roundtable at Nike’s headquarters in Portland, Oregon on April 29, 2015. The white paper on green...

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Functional Substitution Framework Published in Environmental Science & Technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Publications, What's on My Mind |

EPHC’s Dr. Ann Blake, along with colleagues from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, OSHA, SRC, and the UC Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry co-authored a paper outlining a framework for functional substitution that was published in Environmental Science and Technology in January 2015. The paper is titled Advancing Safer Alternatives Through Functional Substitution.  The paper was reviewed in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Environment...

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Plastics Scorecard V 1.0 Launched July 1 2014

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in Developing Tools and Practices, Publications, What I'm Working On, What's on My Mind |

Ann Blake, PhD of Environmental & Public Health Consulting and Mark Rossi, PhD, co-director of Clean Production Action have co-authored the Plastics Scorecard V1.0: Evaluating the Chemical Footprint of Plastics: The Plastics Scorecard v.1.0 offers the first comprehensive method for assessing and reducing chemicals of high concern in plastics. “From baby bottles made with BPA to medical devices made with DEHP, plastics are a surprising...

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Decision-Making Publication from UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program Team

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Developing Tools and Practices, Publications, What I Do |

Environmental & Public Health Consulting had the distinct pleasure and honor of working with a team from the UCLA Sustainable Technology and Policy Program in 2011 developing case studies to test whether complex decision-making as required for the assessment of safer alternatives under the California Safer Consumer Product Regulations was a viable option. EPHC and UCLA STPP are delighted to announce that our paper on this work was accepted...

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Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in Regulatory Alternatives Analysis: A Case Study of Lead-Free Solder

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 in Crafting Policies, Developing Tools and Practices, In the Press, Print, Projects, Publications |

Abstract Regulators are implementing new programs that require manufacturers of products containing certain chemicals of concern to identify, evaluate and adopt viable, safer alternatives. Such programs raise the difficult question for policymakers and regulated businesses of which alternatives are “viable” and “safer.” To address that question, these programs use “alternatives analysis,” an emerging methodology that integrates issues of human...

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