Estimated Chemical Usage by Manufacturers in Connecticut
Estimated chemical usage by manufacturers in Connecticut Original Research Article Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, March 2011, Pages 527-531 Jesse Wagner, Tim F. Morse, Nancy SimcoxFile Name: jcp-volume19Issue5-527-531.pdf
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File Synopsis: At the state level,Massachusetts has collected high quality data on chemical usage for manufacturing facilities through its Toxic Use Reduction Act (TURA) (Mayer et al.,2002).TURA requires reporting on over 1400 chemicals, although only about 250 have been used and reported in practice. Since there is no current system to identify chemicals of concern in Connecticut, and Connecticut has industry patterns somewhat comparable to Massachusetts, the Massachusetts TURA data is used in this study to estimate chemical usage in Connecticut. The data from this model will begin to assist state agencies to better understand chemical use patterns among Connecticut industries, and to provide guidance on how the state may initiate programs and services to promote safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Download file...