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Ogunseitan named to state panel for green chemistry program

Oladele A. Ogunseitan, population health and disease prevention professor and chair at UC Irvine, has been selected to the state's…

April 9, 2009

Oladele A. Ogunseitan, population health and disease prevention professor and chair at UC Irvine, has been selected to the state’s new Green Ribbon Science Panel. The advisory panel was created for California’s Green Chemistry program, an innovative approach to removing or reducing toxic chemicals in products sold in the state. The panel will help direct the Department of Toxic Substances Control to significantly reduce adverse health and environmental impacts of chemicals used in commerce and develop a green chemistry and chemicals policy in California. Ogunseitan, who studies the environmental and human-health effects of industrial pollutants, also directs the Research and Education in Green Materials component of the University of California’s Systemwide Toxic Substances Research & Teaching Program.