Applying Precaution in the context of chemical safety
Alternatives assessment methodologies
The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute has developed an Alternatives Assessment Process Guidance for its analysis of substitutes to five chemicals in Massachusetts.
Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate PRIO Program
PRIO is a web-based tool intended to be used to preventively reduce risks to human health and the environment from chemicals. PRIO replaces the Swedish Chemicals Inspectorate’s Observation (OBS) list.
The aim of PRIO is to facilitate in the assessment of health and environmental risks of chemicals so that people who work as environmental managers, purchasers and product developers can identify the need for risk reduction. To achieve this PRIO provides a guide for decision-making that can be used in setting risk reduction priorities.
Danish List of Undesirable Substances
The Danish List of Undesirable Substances is a list of chemicals of concern that the government believes should be avoided to the extent feasible in commerce
EPA’s Design for Environment Initiative
EPA’s Design for Environment Initiative has developed numerous partnerships to examine alternatives to various chemicals and uses of chemicals in a variety of product types. For general information see www.epa.gov/dfe
Green Chemistry Exchange
Green Chemistry Exchange is a web-based database of green chemistry resources