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AA 101



  • Pam Eliason - MA Toxics Use Reduction Institute
  • Joel Tickner - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
  • Pam Spencer - Angus Chemical Company
  • Timothy Malloy - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Cathy Rudisill - SRC Inc.
  • Meredith Williams - CA Department of Toxic Substances Control



Effectively reducing the impact of toxic chemicals on human health and the environment requires a focus the informed transition to safer and feasible chemicals, materials and technologies. Alternatives assessment has emerged as an important science policy field to help guide this transition during product design and substitution decisions. But what is alternatives assessment?
This 75 minute Alternatives Assessment 101 webinar is designed to provide an introduction for those who are new to the field. It is also designed to support a foundational understanding of alternatives assessment for individuals attending the Nov 1-2, 2018 International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment

The webinar will answer questions such as: What is alternatives assessment? Why use it? How does it differ from other approaches such as risk assessment? What are the main components of the approach? What resources/tools are available? The webinar will also feature insights and lessons from practitioners and researchers from academia, private consulting, government, and private industry who are working together to build the field.