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Ken Geiser

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012522

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.001.0001

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Substituting Safer Chemicals

Substituting Safer Chemicals

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(p.247) 12 Substituting Safer Chemicals
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Chemicals without Harm
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Ken Geiser

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012522.003.0012

There are several strategies for advancing the transition to safer chemicals: prohibition strategies, aversion strategies, and safer chemical strategies. The safer chemical strategy relies on assessing the alternatives available for substituting or replacing chemicals of concern and adopting those that meet acceptable performance and cost criteria and are safer. Chemical action planning and alternatives assessment are new tools that can be employed to help guide safer alternative selection and implementation. Alternatives assessment can include hazard assessment, performance assessment, cost assessment, exposure assessment, material management assessment, life cycle assessment and social impact assessment.

Keywords:   Chemical bans, prohibition strategy, aversion strategy, safer chemical strategy, chemical substitution, alternatives assessment, hazard assessment, performance assessment, cost assessment, exposure assessment, life cycle assessment, materials management assessment, social impact assessment

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