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Thinking upstream: Hidden toxics, human health, and the promise of green chemistry
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 1:00pm

Join us for a conversation with the author Elizabeth Grossman

Tuesday, April 17
1–2:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Parson’s Gallery, Urban Center Building, second floor
FREE and open to the public

Writer Elizabeth Grossman investigates the health and environmental effects of chemicals used to make stuff we use every day, like our high-tech devices. Her work connects the dots to “green” chemistry solutions that are changing the way we design and manufacture products. Her research began locally, with Willamette River water quality, and has led to an exploration of international environmental, occupational, and public health issues, as well as chemical management policies that result in alternatives to toxic chemicals.

Elizabeth Grossman is an award-winning freelance writer and journalist specializing in environmental and science issues. She is the author of five books, including Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry, and High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, ranging from Scientific American and Environmental Health Perspectives, to The Nation, Mother Jones, and Grist

She's been Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a science journalism fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and National Association of Science Writers. She has a B.A. in literature from Yale University, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

This event is hosted by the PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions.