Hazard Evaluation – Understanding Toxicological Endpoints
Understanding what makes a molecule hazardous to the environment or toxic to humans is a key piece to green chemistry design. However, what do we mean when we use the terms “hazardous” or “toxic”? There are many toxicological and environmental endpoints that determine whether or not a molecule will have human an environmental impact. This activity helps students to understand more about the various endpoints and how to assess whether or not a molecule poses human and environmental risks.