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UNC Professor to Serve on New NRC Committee to Recommend Framework for Safer Chemical Substitutions

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been named to the National Research Council's committee, “Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions – A Framework to Inform Government and Industry Decisions.” The Council is under the auspices of the National Academies. The newly established committee will develop a decision framework for evaluating potential safer substitute chemicals as determined by human health and ecological risks. The committee will identify the scientific information and tools required by regulatory agencies and industry to improve and increase consideration of potential health and environmental impacts early in the chemical design process.