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Background and Overview
Reasons for Action
Identifying Chemical Hazards - Labeling Systems
Related Efforts, Tools, and Resources
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California's Green Chemistry Initiative
Abstract: Reducing impacts of toxic chemicals on public health and the environment by expanding P2, developing green chemistry workforce education and training, creating an online product ingredient network and toxics clearinghouse, requiring industry to find greener and safer alternatives through regulations, and moving toward a "cradle to cradle" economy.
Source: California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Cleaner Solutions Database
Abstract: Database with solutions for surface cleaning, allowing users to find a cleaner, replace a solvent, and conduct safety screening.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute

DuPont: Proposed Alternatives Assessment Framework [PDF]
Abstract: DuPont's approach to their chemical selection is based on pressure from society to make decisions based on more than just regulations.
Source: California Department of Toxic Substances Control

Environmental Accounting: Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract: Case studies show how environmental accounting can help companies identify areas of efficiency-enhancing opportunity, as well as justify the need to switch to environmentally friendly materials.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Abstract: Worldwide initiative to promote standard criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health, physical and environmental hazards.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

GreenScreen(TM) (Version 1.2)
Abstract: A systematic chemical screening tool to identify substances that are inherently less hazardous. The tool uses many green chemistry principles, compiling toxicity endpoint data, and defines four benchmarks with a progressively safer chemical.
Source: Clean Production Action

ICCA Chemical Risk Assessment Guide [PDF]
Abstract: This article provides a step-by-step approach to Chemical Risk Assessment. The article begins with showing the reader how to gather the information needed in order to conduct the risk assessment. The article further demonstrates how to perform the risk assessment and communicate the outcome.
Source: International Council of Chemical Associations

Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) Safer Alternatives Assessments
Abstract: A wiki designed to provide a dynamic tool for the developing field of alternatives assessment.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials Association

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products as Pollutants (PCPP)
Abstract: Information on PPCPs, their environmental impacts, ongoing research, and environmental stewardship opportunities.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge
Abstract: Program recognizes chemical technologies that incorporate the principles of source reduction and green chemistry into their design, manufacture and use.
Source: US EPA

Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and Other Environmental Impacts (TRACI)
Abstract: TRACI allows for the examination of the potential for life cycle impacts (including toxicity) associated with raw material usage and chemical releases resulting from the processes involved in producing a product.
Source: US EPA, National Risk Management Research Laboratory

Toxics Use Reduction Institute: Journal of Cleaner Production Articles, March 2011
Abstract: Annotated bibliography of articles in the March 2011 special issue of the Journal of Cleaner Production, which includes several articles discussing safer alternatives selection and implementation.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Abstract: A wiki covering many toxic chemicals, their impacts, and current trends in toxics reduction.

Twelve Principals of Green Chemistry
Abstract: The 12 Principals of Green Chemistry, publised by EPA Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas, Ph.D. and John Warner, Ph.D., provides a roadmap for chemists to implement green chemistry.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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