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Five Chemicals Alternatives Assessment Study. 2006.

The Institute conducts research to assist companies in identifying safer alternatives to the toxic chemicals used. The process has been largely informed from the work conducted by the Institute in 2005 and 2006 at the request of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts legislature requested that the Institute conduct a scientific study to assess the availability of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives for five toxic or hazardous chemicals:

Lead
Formaldehyde
Perchloroethylene (PCE)
Hexavalent chromium
Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)

The outcome was the identification of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives to each of the five chemicals for the specific applications studied.