December 28, 2011 -- Professor Timothy Malloy commented on the state's new green chemistry regulations in a Los Angeles Daily Journal article.
The green chemistry initiative is a departure from other state efforts to regulate chemicals, said Timothy Malloy, a professor at the UCLA School of Law and a member of a science panel advising DTSC on green chemistry. The traditional approach has been to limit exposure to chemicals, such as the use of pesticides, rather than questioning whether pesticides should be used at all, Malloy said.
"The question you ask [in green chemistry] is, 'Is there a safer alternative you can use, and can we figure out ways to move to safer alternatives?'" Malloy said. "That's a prevention approach that's very different from what we've done before."
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