Looking for an authoritative guide to help in selecting safer chemical alternatives?

The National Research Council’s new publication, A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives might help. This new report reviews selected existing frameworks, describes the committee’s framework, and presents recommendations for implementation. The committee’s framework assesses chemicals in terms of human health and ecological risks.

Audiences and users that would benefit from use of this report include regulatory agencies at the federal, state, local, and international level; industry, including small, medium, and large businesses; organizations encouraging the adoption of safer chemicals; and developers of chemicals and chemical processes.