Harvard Teaming With Google to Reduce Harmful Chemical Use - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Harvard Teaming With Google to Reduce Harmful Chemical Use

by Associated Press

BOSTON –

Harvard University is teaming up with Google to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in building products and materials.

Organizers say the initiative announced Wednesday targets chemicals used in consumer products like furniture and carpets that science has shown have potential negative health effects.

The goal is to create a set of tools using the latest research to inform decisions by large institutions, purchasers and manufacturers with the hope of increasing demand for healthier alternatives. Organizers said there are more than 80,000 chemicals in use, some associated with long-term health and environmental problems.

The collaboration is an initiative of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment launched Wednesday at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The center is led by former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Scholars Remember the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin The academic world took to social media yesterday to remember an artist who transformed music with her soulful and bold lyrics and strident support for civil rights. Aretha Franklin — hailed for decades as "the Queen of Soul" — died Thursday at th...
Duke Among Universities Increasing Number of Women Deans The number of women in leadership positions at Duke University will increase this fall after it was announced that seven of the university’s 10 deans will be female. Originally, eight deans were set to head their respective schools, but the divini...
Harvard’s Asian Problem Does Not Justify the Blum Lawsuit That lawsuit filed by White conservative Ed Blum using Asians as proxies to fight affirmative action may have revealed in discovery a complex and unique admissions process at Harvard. But using race to determine admissions is legal, and the suit does...
History at Harvard: Four Black Women Head Colleges When Harvard University students arrive for classes Aug. 15, they will return to history in the making: for the first time in the Ivy League school’s history, four of its colleges will be headed simultaneously by African-American women. Dr. Claudi...
Semantic Tags: