Substitution of chemicals
Manufacturers and industrial users of chemicals require chemicals with properties to fulfill certain functions. At the same time, chemicals have intrinsic hazardous properties which can cause serious damage to physical equipment, the environment or human health (acute or chronic effects).
This presentation provides step-by-step guidance on how to compare chemicals with respect to their risks and substitute with safer alternatives. Specifically, the presentations shows how to assess the intrinsic hazards of chemicals, compare different chemicals on the basis of their chemical hazards, as well as functional and economic performance.