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NSF International offers GreenScreen evaluations

February 03, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, MI — NSF International is now offering chemical reviews in accordance with Clean Production Action''s (CPA) GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals program, according to a press release.

GreenScreen reviews, which are offered through NSF International''s Sustainability division, allow organizations to substitute hazardous chemicals with safer alternatives, the release stated.

According to the release, the CPA GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals is a comparative chemical screening method that focuses on hazard reduction and informed substitution.

NSF’s team of toxicologists, chemists and biologists perform comparative chemical hazard assessments by reviewing product ingredients and formulations in accordance with the Green Screen protocol, the release noted.

"The NSF Sustainability division possesses both the toxicology expertise and technical capabilities to perform high quality GreenScreen evaluations," said Lauren Heine, consulting co-director for Clean Production Action.

"With support from organizations like NSF Sustainability, GreenScreen will help to quickly and effectively move manufacturers toward the use of inherently safer chemicals," Heine added.

Click here to read the complete release.

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