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The 4th International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment, Health and Development presents current issues in the field of Green Chemistry and serves as a followup to the previous three congresses, out of which the last took place in Skiathos island, October 3-5, 2012. The ongoing aim of the symposium is the presentation and dissemination of scientific progress and research on novel approaches, syntheses, processing and uses of chemical substances in such a way as to reduce threats to human and animal health and to the environment. The symposium aspires to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge and to strengthen communication and cooperation between environmental chemists, toxicologists, biologists, engineers and other diverse groups (managers, regulators, policy makers and academia) concerned by current issues in green chemistry with a focus on environment, health and development.
The symposium is organized by the Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (SECOTOX) together with the German Research Centre for Environmental Health and the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly. Kos island, the birthplace of Hippocrates, was chosen to host the 4th International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment, Health and Development, being simultaneously a touristic destination of exceptional beauty and a hallmark of rich cultural heritage. A total of 54 manuscripts have been presented in the symposium with participants from all over the world contributing their work.
The manuscripts have been arranged in the following 6 topics:
• Toxicology and Ecotoxicology of Green Chemicals, Products and Processes (9)
• Environmentally Benign Processes and Products (11)
• Development and Identification of Novel Green Technologies, Products and Perspectives (10)
• Industry – Environment & Health (12)
• Life Cycle Assessment & Relevant Management Issues (4)
• Waste Management Solutions (8)