November 23, 2010 — As with most marketing and advertising jargon, the term “green” can be defined in many ways — its definition tweaked to support a particular message or point of view.
In recent years, green has even made its way into the scientific lexicon (e.g., “green chemistry”). Yet, while the general consensus is that green refers, in some way, to environmentally preferable attributes of a product, service, and/or technology, there is no single, universal definition of the term.
This white paper examines what constitutes a green product, how the term green has been used and misused, and how green products can affect indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and human health. Additionally, this paper will explore federal and state government “green chemistry” initiatives, regulations, guidelines and how they are advancing product technology.
Source: Air Quality Services Inc., www.aqs.com