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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 9:00 PM

Time for change! A call for industrial chemicals safety

Joel Tickner is calling for safer, more-sustainable chemistry, saying that much of today’s industrial processes were developed in an era before we fully grasped their impacts. 

Joel is Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and recently published his manifesto in Scientific American, co-authored with Molly Jacobs and Charlotte Brody. 

Among its arguments, the authors report: “The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the quantified annual damages from chemical accidents to be $434 million per year and the loss in property values caused by incidents in about 660 facilities from 2004 to 2019 to be $39.5 billion. 

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