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Beyond the SDS Workshop

Finding Information About Chemical Hazards

Toxic chemicals can contribute to cancer, asthma, neurological disease, birth defects, and other health problems. But safer alternatives often exist. This free, 3 hour, informal, interactive workshop offers hands-on opportunity to use online databases and other tools for choosing the safest chemical alternatives. 

What You Will Learn
  • The basics of toxicology, and how chemicals can affect your health and safety
  • How chemicals enter and potentially impact the environment
  • How to use - and understand the limitations of - information found on Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • How to determine whether a chemical or product may be a potentially safer alternative 
  • How to research chemical hazards and safer options