Resources: Bulletins

GreenBiz Blog: So long toxics: A builder’s guide to safer chemicals

10/21/2015 Mark Rossi & Annie Bevan GreenBiz Blogs Bulletins

Excerpt from the GreenBiz article: Health experts long have recognized the risks of individual and groups of toxic chemicals in building products, beginning with lead…
10 21, 2015
Upcoming Events and More

10/19/2015 Clean Production Action Blogs Bulletins

BizNGO-Chemical Footprint Conference, Dec. 8-9, 2015, Boston UN Our Planet magazine features Mark Rossi Chemical Footprint Project assessment tool open for use until Nov. 30, 2015…
10 19, 2015
Job Opportunities, Save the Date, and Mark Rossi in the Boston Globe

9/8/2015 Blogs Bulletins Press Releases

Job Announcements Clean Production Action is now hiring for two new positions:   GreenScreen® Program Manager: We are looking for a technically and scientifically skilled individual…
09 07, 2015
GreenBiz Blog: The $1.1 trillion question: What’s your chemical footprint?

6/19/2015 Mark Rossi GreenBiz Blogs Bulletins

Look no further than the financial and reputational travails of Lumber Liquidators for a stark example of the risks companies are exposed to when they…
06 19, 2015
$1.1 trillion in assets under management and purchasing power sign on to CFP!

6/19/2015 Blogs Bulletins Press Releases

Somerville, MA [June 19, 2015] — You’ve heard of a company’s carbon footprint.  Now it’s time for the chemical footprint. Despite growing regulatory efforts, businesses…
06 19, 2015
NGO platform: TSCA, REACH and the downstream user

April 2015 Mark Rossi Chemical Watch Blogs Bulletins

Click here to read the new article written by Dr. Mark Rossi on Chemical Watch.
04 16, 2015
Treading lightly with chemicals

March 2015 Leigh Stringer Chemical Watch Blogs Bulletins

A new tool, the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP), aims to establish meaningful measurement of overall corporate performance towards safer chemicals in products and supply chains.…
04 07, 2015
A Framework to Guide Selection of Chemical Alternatives

National Research Council Bulletins

Concerns about the health and environmental impacts associated with some chemical products and processes have motivated a growing number of national, state, and local governments,…
02 17, 2015
Press Release: Chemical Footprint Project Launch

12/8/2014 Blogs Bulletins Press Releases

New Tool Launched Today Measures Corporate Progress Towards Safer Chemicals Third-Party Benchmark Designed to Help Reduce Public Health & Environmental Risks from Chemical Exposure for…
12 08, 2014
Shifting FR Markets

Bulletins

The FRs market is experiencing a massive transformation in chemistry. As of 2013, bromine manufacturers no longer manufacture and use decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) in the…
11 17, 2014
Firemaster

Bulletins

One of the most studied of the new FRs is Firemaster 550—a bromine and phosphorous-based compound. Firemaster 550 highlights include:  Used in polyurethane foam products, including…
11 16, 2014
New & Emerging BFRs–Where are the tox data?

Bulletins

But what are manufacturers offering instead of decaBDE and HBCD, also on the phase out pathway due to its restriction by the Stockholm Convention on…
11 16, 2014
BFRs in Electronics & Electrical Devices

Bulletins

Electronics and electrical devices account for 50% of global brominated flame retardant (BFR) consumption. The dominant end uses of BFRs in electronics are in cabinets,…
10 30, 2014
Alternatives: Are FRs Necessary?

Bulletins

A critical approach to chemicals in products in general and plastics in particular is to ask: Is it necessary? For example, is a flame retardant…
10 23, 2014
Whack-a-chemical

Bulletins

Government policies drive, somewhat ironically, both the use and restriction of FRs. International, regional, national, state, and local fire safety regulations and flammability standards drive…
10 16, 2014
Facts on Flame Retardants

Bulletins

Global consumption in 2012: 3.9 billion pounds (lbs). With consumption expected to increase to 5.2 billion lbs by 2018 for a compound annual growth rate…
10 09, 2014
Health Effects of Flame Retardants (FRs)

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FRs and their adverse health effects are a seemingly ubiquitous topic in scientific journals. Today we provide a snapshot in the table below of the…
10 09, 2014
Chemical Manufacturers Increase Production of Non-Phthalate Plasticizers

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Reflecting market movement away from phthalates, both BASF (DINCH plasticizer) and Eastman Chemical (DEHT plasticizer) are increasing their production of alternative plasticizers that score better…
10 02, 2014
Strategies for Identifying Safer Alternatives to Plasticizers

Bulletins

The solution to hazardous plasticizers like DEHP is not necessarily another plasticizer. The figure to the left from the Plastics Scorecard identifies five solutions to…
10 02, 2014
Solutions to Hazardous Plasticizers

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The dominant movement in the marketplace is to alternative plasticizers to DEHP and other phthalates. Yet this is the less preferred solution to avoiding PVC…
10 01, 2014