Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2006 07:42:09 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Online tool for selecting more evironmentally benign and safer
chemical substitutes

From: 	  smleite**At_Symbol_Here**MIT.EDU
Subject: 	online tool for selecting more evironmentally benign and  
safer chemical substitutes
Date: 	August 18, 2006 4:39:17 PM EDT (CA)

Dear Lab Safety Listserv Members,

As an extension of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's effort to
reduce the generation of hazardous wastes and potential workplace  
in our research and academic laboratories and to provide a pollution
prevention tool for the broader research community, we are pleased to
announce the launch of the Green Chemical Alternatives Wizard, which  
is now
available at .
Click on the icon with the flask and the leaf to go to the Wizard, or  
on the hyperlinked "Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard" in  
opening paragraph.

The Green Chemical Alternatives Wizard is a web-based tool that is  
to provide information on chemical alternatives for some of the most
commonly used hazardous solvents and substances in research  
The Green Chemical Alternatives Wizard provides over 200 journal  
and case studies that detail alternative chemicals and/or processes
available for hazardous solvents, reagents, and cleaning agents and  
the following
--- it is available at no charge, requires no password, and is directly
accessible via a URL;
--- it runs on both Mac and PC platforms;
--- it may be viewed via multiple web browsers (Internet Explorer,  
--- a "Filter" function allows search results to be narrowed down; and
--- "Print" and "Email" buttons allow search results to be retained for
future use.

The Green Chemical Alternatives Wizard does require MacroMedia  
If your computer does not currently have this program, you may  
download it
for free at: 

We hope that this resource will be useful to your department,  
laboratory, or
organization and encourage you to forward the Green Chemical  
URL to your colleagues and any other interested parties.

Additional feedback or comments about the Green Chemical Alternatives  
are welcome at: greenchem**At_Symbol_Here**

Please excuse cross-postings.


Susan Leite
Assistant EHS Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Susan Leite
Assistant EHS Officer
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building N52-496
Cambridge, MA  02139
(v) 617.253.5246
(f) 617.258.6831

Search for safer, more environmentally benign chemicals at:

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