EOH Poster Sessions

from faculty and students in the

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

California State University, Northridge





On October 26, 2010, Dr. Hatfield and a group of graduate students from Dr. Machado’s advanced toxicology course travelled to U.C. Berkeley to present posters at the Green Chemistry in Higher Education Symposium, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Dr. Hatfield also gave a presentation on Green Chemistry at CSUN and participated in a panel discussion on multidisciplinary aspects of green chemistry.  The CSUN posters are shown below.


1.     Green Chemistry and the Phaseout of Leaded Fuel – This study, funded by the United Nations Environment Programme, estimates the global benefit from the phaseout of leaded fuel at roughly $2.45 trillion.  We consider the ramifications of this estimate in relation to green chemistry.


2.     Pharmaceuticals in Developing Countries – This study, coming from our newest adjunct professor (based out of Tampere Technical University in Finland), was supported by a pharmaceutical company in Nairobi, Kenya.  It shows that pharmaceuticals commonly used in developing countries do not readily biodegrade, even after passing through wastewater treatment plants (i.e., a green chemistry problem).


3.     Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs): These posters were produced from our advanced toxicology course. They examine various PPCPs based on their underlying toxicological mechanisms and consider the best strategies for addressing these problems, especially from a green chemistry perspective.


a.      Synthetic hormones

b.     Triclosan

c.      Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

d.     Prozac

e.      Green chemistry solutions