Edited on 12/16/2016
National Research Council
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Concerns about the health and environmental impacts associated with some chemical products and processes have motivated a growing number of national, state, and local governments, manufacturers, and retailers to develop assessments and approaches for finding safer chemical substitutes.
These existing assessment frameworks reflect a range of different priorities, whether the focus is on protecting workers, the environment, the end users of products, or other interests. The National Research Council report, A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives, builds on those frameworks to develop its recommendation for a decision framework for evaluating potentially safer chemical alternatives.