Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting to the Heart of North American Air Quality

Getting a Grip on Your Company's Toxic Footprint. See the GreenBiz Reuters repost...

Data Development
The data development portion of the benchmark has two principal components:

• Adopt standard procedures for systematically reviewing the chemical composition of company products and promote generation of toxicity data by chemical suppliers; and

• Assess the chemical composition of company products against published lists of known or suspected high priority chemicals, with particular emphasis on such categories as persistent and bioaccumulative substances, carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxicants, neurotoxicants, and hormone disruptors "If it's not measured, it's not managed" is a core tenet of sound business operations. So if you want to go down the safer chemicals/green chemistry path, how do you put your hands around it?

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