On manufacturing with harmful chemicals: Tom Bruton, PhD.

A mission to educate and prevent chemicals from entering our lives, environment, and bloodstreams

Tom is an avid trail runner - and one of his goals is to develop running gear free of potentially harmful chemicals.


Learn how his work at the Green Science Policy Institute helps both manufacturers and consumers to make smart decisions about chemicals being used in everyday products.

Tom Bruton, PhD., Senior Scientist, Green Science Policy Institute

Tom Bruton leads the Green Science Policy Institute's research and policy work on highly fluorinated chemicals (PFAS). He received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UC Berkeley, where his research focused on cleanup of chemical contaminants, including PFAS, in soil and groundwater. He holds B.S. and M.S.E. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Iowa State University, and Arizona State University, respectively.

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