GLRPPR Sector Resource: Smart Innovation: The Opportunity for Safer Preservatives
Smart Innovation: The Opportunity for Safer Preservatives
The Preservative Innovation Project (PIP) offers a framework to direct innovation for specific functional classes of chemicals (e.g., preservatives) in order to drive safer chemicals and products into the marketplace. The primary output of the framework is a uniformly-developed, baseline set of toxicological information for a representative set of chemicals in a functional class. Such baseline toxicological information can be used to inform design criteria for new chemical research and development (R&D); provide a basis of toxicological comparison for new chemicals entering the market; and direct additional chemical testing and research where data are lacking or insufficient. The PIP was led by the Environmental Defense Fund, with input from The PIP was led by Environmental Defense Fund, with input from several companies including Active Micro Technologies, Beautycounter, Clariant, and Seventh Generation as well as the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council. However, EDF is the sole author of this report.
Organizations that provided input into its development should not be interpreted as endorsers of the content.
This report describes the PIP framework, and the
findings and conclusions drawn from the toxicological evaluation of a subset of commercially available preservatives.
Environmental Defense Fund
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