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Scope on Safety: Greener is cleaner, and safer

by: Ken Roy and Laura Northrop

Indigenous people of many continents have practiced the concept of going"green" for centuries--you should too! Green chemistry, or sustainable chemistry, substitutes nonhazardous chemicals for those that pose high risks, thereby reducing the quanties of hazardous chemical waste. This article outlines a number of strategies that can be used to convert existing science laboratories or when renovating or building new labs into a "green" laboratory.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2005Stock # ss05_028_06_22Volume 028Issue 06

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