Designing a safer chemical

Here are some strategies for safer chemical design: Reduce absorption Use of toxicity generating mechanism Use of structure activity (toxicity) relationships Use of isosteric replacements Use of retrometabolic ('soft' chemical) design Identification of equally efficacious less toxic chemical substitutes of another class Elimination for the need for associated toxic substances While considering these aspects, it … Continue reading Designing a safer chemical

Life-Cycle Analysis/Assessment (LCA)

LCA is a technique used for assessing the environmental aspects and potential impacts associated with a product by: compiling an inventory of relevant inputs and outputs of a product system evaluating the potential environmental impacts associated with those inputs and outputs interpreting the results It is a method in which the energy and the raw … Continue reading Life-Cycle Analysis/Assessment (LCA)

Toxicology

Toxicology helps us design processes using safer chemicals. It's not just us who we have to think of, but all other species on the planet that are affected by anthropogenic processes. By studying how a certain chemical affects us and other species, we can make better decisions. There are a few aspects which we need to … Continue reading Toxicology