The News Tribune: Harvard teaming with Google to reduce harmful chemical use

The News Tribune: Harvard teaming with Google to reduce harmful chemical use. “Organizers say the initiative announced Wednesday targets chemicals used in consumer products like furniture and carpets that science has shown have potential negative health effects. The goal is to create a set of tools using the latest research to inform decisions by large institutions, purchasers and manufacturers with the hope of increasing demand for healthier alternatives. Organizers said there are more than 80,000 chemicals in use, some associated with long-term health and environmental problems.”