Online Resources for Safer Chemical Assessments Webinar

This webinar walked attendees through the Safer Chemical Alternatives Topic Hub and the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2) Safer Alternatives wiki.

About the Presenters:

Michelle Gaither has (a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from UW and MS in Envl Sci from WSU, and – can leave the educ stuff out if you want….) over and 15 years of environmental experience, providing technical assistance and support to government agencies, small businesses, and a national lab.  Focus areas have included pollution identification and prevention, toxics reduction, lean and green, and recycling.  She has been with the Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) for twelve years, and is currently working with her the Washington State Department of Ecology and other PPRC staff, in piloting chemical alternatives assessment methodologies for various chemicals and products.

Pam Eliason is the Senior Associate Director and Industry Research Program Manager at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute.  Since 2000 she has managed several programs, including the Academic Research program, which provides funding for University of Massachusetts researchers to conduct pertinent research that could lead to the reduction in the use of toxic chemicals by Massachusetts industries.  Ms. Eliason was a lead researcher and author of the Institute’s Five Chemicals Alternatives Assessment Report, which was commissioned by the Massachusetts Legislature to evaluate the availability of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives to five specified chemicals.  She was instrumental in creating the methodology used to conduct this important research, and also focused her research activities on alternatives to the PVC plasticizer di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).  Pam focuses on assessing and promoting the adoption of safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in Massachusetts and around the world, and disseminating information on examples of successful implementation of cleaner technologies in industry. Perc Alternatives Assessment Fact Sheet

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