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Evaluating Chemicals - Toxicity, Alternatives, and Hazard Data

Dangerous Waste Designation Tool
This designation tool will help your business determine regulated dangerous waste from regular trash.

Hazardous Waste Service Directory
This directory will help Washington State generators of hazardous waste find businesses that can help them manage their hazardous wastes.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EcoTox Toxicology Database
This database will help you locate single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants, and wildlife.

EPA Environmental Management Guide for Small Laboratories
This document assists those responsible for administering or improving environmental management programs at small labs. The document outlines management and federal regulatory issues for improving lab environmental performance, but does not prescribe in detail all required factors and considerations.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Center (PPRC)
PPRC,  a non-profit organization,  is the Northwest's leading source of high- quality, unbiased pollution prevention (P2) information. PPRC works collaboratively to promote environmental protection through P2. PPRC believes that environmental and economic vitality go hand in hand, and that both are necessary to protect the high quality of life enjoyed in our region.

PPRC Topic Hubs
A Topic Hub™ is a guide of topic-specific resources specific to a particular subject.  These guides serve P2 specialists and their clients.

King County Laboratory Waste Management Guide
This report was prepared by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, Washington. The report gives guidance on proper storage, handling, neutralization, and other treatment options. Safety and handling techniques are also covered.

Ames Laboratory Lead-free Solder
Ames Laboratory’s senior metallurgist, Iver Anderson explains the importance of lead-free solder in taking hazardous lead out of the environment -- by eliminating lead from discarded computers and electronics that wind up in landfills.

Autoclave Tape: Get the Lead Out
Learn about possible high levels of lead in autoclave tape, how to properly dispose of it, and lead-free alternatives.

Less is Better Guide to Minimizing Waste in Laboratories
The American Chemical Society's guide outlines how to select P2 and waste minimization measures based on education and operational purposes, economic considerations, and scientific productivity.

Mercury in Healthcare Lab Reagents
Unless labs have worked with vendors to eliminate mercury, a number of reagents may contain mercury. The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program describes steps to identify mercury-containing reagents and  lists  brand-specific reagents with mercury or Thimerisol concentration.