Trans-Generational Design

It has been shown that exposure to a chemical by one generation can have deleterious effects on the future generations, even without direct exposure themselves.  This is especially relevant to chemicals that interfere with the body’s hormonal systems leading to a variety of adverse health effects including reductions in sperm counts as well as tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders.  In this way, the chemistry we practice and the chemicals we produce today can have lasting and debilitating effects on future generations.  This emerging knowledge carries an enormous burden of responsibility to be accountable not only to today’s population but to those not yet born.

Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale

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