This guidance provides a means of determining what factors should be considered in using AA output in the broader scheme of making product and chemical pair decisions. It is not intended to set a specific guidance, but rather a guide to creating prioritization tools for specific technology types.
While numerous chemical assessment guidelines exist, none define criteria for using the output as part of a larger decision making process in choosing chemical alternatives. As alternatives assessment becomes more broadly utilized and accepted, having a base document for using it as part of the process to evaluate alternate components becomes more critical.
Keywordsalternative assessment; risk assessment; hazards; toxicity; green chemistry; chemicals of concern; chemical evaluation.
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