The Clean Production Action (CPA) GreenScreen™ for Safer Chemicals is an open source comparative chemical screening method that focuses on evaluating the inherent hazards of a chemical and identifying safer alternatives. NSF International is an approved third party reviewer of ingredients and products in accordance with GreenScreen™ chemical hazard assessment protocol. Using GreenScreen™ to assess and classify hazards and make informed decisions may reduce business risk and can advance sustainability criteria in product design.
NSF develops human health and environmental profiles for product ingredients and formulations using the GreenScreen™ protocol. The outcome of this analysis is scored using four benchmarks, each defining progressively safer chemicals. Benchmark four is the highest rating, indicating a chemical with a low hazard level. Benchmark one is the lowest rating, indicating a chemical of concern or one with an incomplete data set.
A primary value of the GreenScreen™ comparative chemical hazard assessment is in answering the question "which is safer?" when comparing chemicals for a similar functional use. Additionally it:
GreenScreen™ supports business value when comparative hazard assessment leads to informed substitution and continual improvement.
You can download a GreenScreen™ program brochure.
An example of a GreenScreen™ chemical hazard assessment is available for download.
If you would like to learn more about the GreenScreen™ assessment services, please contact:
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