Alternatives Assessment Frameworks: Research Needs for the Informed Substitution of Hazardous Chemicals

  title={Alternatives Assessment Frameworks: Research Needs for the Informed Substitution of Hazardous Chemicals},
  author={Molly M. Jacobs and Timothy F. Malloy and Joel A. Tickner and Sally M Edwards},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Given increasing pressures for hazardous chemical replacement, there is growing interest in alternatives assessment to avoid substituting a toxic chemical with another of equal or greater concern. Alternatives assessment is a process for identifying, comparing, and selecting safer alternatives to chemicals of concern (including those used in materials, processes, or technologies) on the basis of their hazards, performance, and economic viability. OBJECTIVES The purposes of this… CONTINUE READING

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