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Please join my colleague Alison Gauthier and myself, as we present at the GC&E Student Workshop held on June 16 and which kicks off the GC&E conference. The title of our session will be "Comparison and Ranking of 33 Decision-Support Tools Used to Screen and Prioritize Chemicals." We will be discussing our ranking of various tools used to characterize hazard, exposure, and risk of products and processes. Additionally, Alison will be in attendance at the full conference titled "Advancing Chemistry, Innovating for Sustainability." We hope that you will stop by to talk to us. For more information, please be sure to check out this site.
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Cardno ChemRisks’s VP of Corporate Sustainability, Tony Kingsbury, recently spoke at the fourth annual Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit in San Diego, CA.  He contributed to the BioManufacturing and Scale-Up Symposium by presenting on the potential risks of bio-based chemical manufacturing.  Bio-based chemicals are derived from renewable raw materials and offer many advantages as alternatives to conventional fossil fuel feedstocks.  However, once bio-based technologists identify their preferred conversion pathway for products such as ethanol, polyols, surfactants, etc., they typically find there are quite a few other products in their waste stream.  Unintended byproducts of bio-based chemical manufacturing include similar, but undesired molecules; emissions from the agricultural and processing portion of the life cycle; toxic components; and genetically modified constituents.

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Vice President of Sustainability at Cardno ChemRisk, Tony Kingsbury, made the headline of the BNA Environmental Reporter on September 17, 2013. The report discusses a push by the public and retailers to identify alternative replacements for phthalate-containing materials.

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The Design for the Environment (DfE) was created in 1992 through the merger of several non-regulatory, voluntary initiatives on safer chemical synthesis, comparative risk analysis, and alternative technology development. Currently, the DfE is an EPA Partnership Program, and participation remains strictly voluntary. The DfE’s mission lies in partnering with industry, environmental groups, and academia to reduce risk to people and the environment by finding ways to prevent pollution. Among the sectors in which the DfE has historic and current partnerships are nails salons, wire & cable, lead-free solder, automotive refinishing, and BPA alternatives in thermal paper.

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This week, Cardno ChemRisk scientists are attending the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Long Beach, California.  They will be giving poster presentations on topics including hydraulic fracturing and sustainability initiatives of the global tire industry.  Look for more information on this meeting here; and if you are in attendance, be sure to stop by our posters on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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