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Replacing harmful chemicals – the American way
Replacing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) with safer alternatives plays an important role in protecting human health and the environment in the European Union. But do non-EU countries share the same aims and how do they go about it? Looking at a different approach to substitution, ECHA Newsletter spoke with Dr Joel A. Tickner, Director and Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who has experience in helping US companies find safer and suitable alternatives to chemicals of concern.
Substitution in Europe vs substitution in the United States
Dr Tickner's tips for companies considering substitution
- University of Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
- ECHA's web pages on substitution
- Video interview with Dr Tickner
Text by Irene Poza Latorre
Top image: Dr Tickner, copyright University of Massachusetts Lowell
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