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Background and Overview
Reasons for Action
Identifying Chemical Hazards - Labeling Systems
Related Efforts, Tools, and Resources
Case Studies and Examples
Where to Go for Help
Complete List of Links

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Environmentally Benign Resins and Additives, for Use in the Wire and Cable Industry
Abstract: Results of a research project on the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of using alternative resins to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in the wire and cable industry
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/content/view/full/6313

Five Chemicals Study (Executive Summary)
Abstract: Report of research on 5 hazardous chemicals, prioritization of their use, prioritization of alternatives, how they assessed alternatives, and an economic analysis.
Source: Toxic Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.turi.org/About/Library/TURI_Publications/2006_Fiv
e_Chemicals_Alternatives_Assessment_Study/Final-Report/E
xecutive-Summary-of-Five-Chemicals-Study

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/international/globalharmon.htm

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ppcp/

SIN List Database
Abstract: The SIN (Substitute It Now!) List is a list of 378 chemicals that are identified as Substances of Very High Concern based on the criteria established by chemical regulation under REACH.
Source: International Chemical Secretariat
URL: http://www.chemsec.org/what-we-do/sin-list

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/std/traci/traci.html

Toxicity Endpoints & Tests
Abstract: Describes the major types of toxicity tests conducted as part of a hazard assessment that may be required by regulatory agencies/authorities for chemicals, drugs, pesticides, household products, and/or other substances.
Source: AltTox.org
URL: http://www.alttox.org/ttrc/toxicity-tests/

 


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