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Welcome to the Safer Chemical Alternatives Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
Introduces the environmental issues, impacts, science, and alternatives relating to the use of toxic or hazardous chemicals and products.

Reasons for Action
Rationale supporting efforts to reduce use and impacts of toxic chemicals and products by identifying safer alternative chemicals or processes.

Identifying Chemical Hazards - Labeling Systems
Describes how to use labels as a starting point for identifying chemical hazards, when considering workplace and environmental safety.

Related Efforts, Tools, and Resources
Summary of efforts and initiatives relating to safer chemicals, including policy tools, green chemistry and design, pollution prevention, market influences, assessment tools, labelling and disclosure, and more.

Case Studies and Examples
Several summaries of companies and research relating to using alternatives assessments to foster changing to safer chemical alternatives.

Where to Go for Help
Organizations and experts who can provide more specific information and assistance.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Safer Chemical Alternatives Topic Hub™ was developed by:

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Hub Last Updated: 5/21/2015

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