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Chemists have always been told that their job was to create miracle molecules, not to worry about public health. UC Berkeley’s Center for Green Chemistry plans to change that. Photo by Tia Magallon
For more than half a century, we've been poisoned in the name of progress. But scientists, consumers, and even big corporations are starting to come to the same conclusion -- we should find ways of designing the products we need without endangering our health in the process. There's a name for this: green chemistry.

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