Database finds safer options

Cozier, Muriel
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/9/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 38, p33
Trade Publication
The article reports on the launch of an online database from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, which will help manufacturers find safer cleaning alternatives that perform as well as hazardous chemicals. The surface cleaning database, called CleanerSolutions, contains more than 10 years' worth of performance-testing results, combined with health and environmental indicators on cleaning products.


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