Team Including Tom Zoeller Develops Tool to Help Develop Safer Chemicals

Biology professor Tom Zoeller is co-author of a groundbreaking new paper that outlines a safety testing system to help chemists design inherently safer chemicals and processes. Resulting from a cross-disciplinary collaboration among scientists, the innovative “TiPED” testing system (Tiered Protocol for Endocrine Disruption) provides information for making chemicals and consumer products safer. TiPED can be applied at different phases of the chemical design process, and can steer companies away from inadvertently creating harmful products, and thus avoid marketing another BPA or DDT.

The paper, Designing Endocrine Disruption Out of the Next Generation of Chemicals was published in the journal Green Chemistry. More information about TiPED is available here.

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