Joel Tickner is a pioneer in making chemistry safer for people and the environment. He founded and is executive director of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council, a network of more than 120 companies and other organizations, including major retailers and brands, dedicated to promoting safer products.

Tickner is an internationally respected expert on how chemicals in everyday life can adversely affect adults and children and he has worked tirelessly to support adoption safer alternatives in household products, toys and more. He is also an authority on environmental health, green chemistry, chemicals policy, pollution prevention and risk assessment.

As a director in the university-led Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, Tickner’s research focuses on the development of innovative scientific methods and policies to implement and accelerate the design and application of safer products and manufacturing methods. Fluent in Spanish, he is a professor of public health at UMass Lowell.

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