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Alternatives Assessment

A Compendium of Methods and Tools for Chemical Hazard Assessment
An overview of methods and tools used by governments, the for-profit private sector, and non-profit organizations to screen and prioritize chemical hazards and identify safer alternatives. By Sally Edwards, Yve Torrie, Melissa Coffin, Joel Tickner, and Laura Kernan. Prepared for the Sustainability Consortium. May 2011
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Phthalates and Their Alternatives: Health and Environmental Concerns
Provides an overview of alternatives to phthalates used as plasticizers in a range of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic products, especially for children. Jaunary 2011
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The Sustainable Solutions Agenda. By Daniel Sarewitz, Kavid Kriebel, Richard Clapp, Cathy Crumbley, Polly Hoppin, Molly Jacobs, and Joel Tickner. In collaboration with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University. June 2010
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Report on the major mercury-containing products and processes, their substitutes and experience in switching to mercury-free products and processes by Greg Morose. Prepared for the United Nations Environment Programme, July 2008
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Alternatives Assessment Framework of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. By Mark Rossi, Joel Tickner, and Ken Geiser. July 2006
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An Overview of Alternatives to Tetrabromobishenol A (TBBPA) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). By Gregory Morose. March 2006
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Decabromodiphenylether: An Investigation of Non-Halogen Substitutes in Electronic Enclosure and Textile Applications. Prepared by Pure Strategies for the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. April 2005
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An Investigation of Alternatives to Miniature Batteries Containing Mercury. By Catherine Galligan and Gregory Morose. Prepared for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. December 2004
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An Investigation of Alternatives to Mercury-Containing Products by Catherine Galligan, Greg Morose, and Jim Giordani. Prepared for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. January 2003
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The Use of Di-2ethylhexyl-Phthalate in PVC Medical Devices: Exposure, Toxicity and Alternatives by Joel Tickner, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production 1999
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