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Evaluating Chemicals - Toxicity, Alternatives, and Hazard Data

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.

Chemical Hazard Assessments
Manufacturers use tens of thousands of chemicals. Do you have concerns about the safety of the chemicals your company uses? Are the potential alternatives really any safer? Reviewing safety data and conducting a hazard assessment can help you answer those challenging questions.

Dangerous Waste Designation
Designation is the process of determining if a waste is dangerous waste and what the hazards are. It’s the first step in managing your dangerous waste properly.

Find a Hazardous Waste Service Provider
These directories will help Washington State generators find businesses that can help them manage their hazardous wastes.

Green Chemistry
Are the chemicals you use safe? Are there safer alternatives? Eliminating hazardous chemicals from your products and processes is the greatest step your company can take toward managing dangerous waste.

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.

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.

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.