Safer Chemistry Challenge Program Spring 2014 Series

Upcoming webinar on Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

Title: California Priority Products List

Presenter: Karl Palmer, Branch Chief, Safer Products and Workplaces Program, California EPA, Department of Toxic Substances Control

Under the California Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), California is carrying out a process of identifying chemicals of concern in products, requiring the evaluation of safer alternatives, and implementing regulations that promote reducing exposures to hazardous chemical-product combinations. The SCPR established a two-phase alternatives analysis process that requires manufacturers guides companies through steps to evaluate alternatives. The overall goal is safer alternatives and no regrettable substitutions. The CA Dept of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recently released its first three priority products under the SCPR:

Children’s foam padded sleeping products containing the flame retardant TDCPP (chlorinated tris)

Spray polyurethane foam systems containing unreacted diisocyanates (used in home insulation), and

Paint and varnish strippers containing methylene chloride

Starting with these three initial “priority products”, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control has initiated a process that launches a new framework for chemicals management and toxics exposure reduction in our homes, workplaces and environment. “We are very pleased to have reached an important milestone in implementing California’s Safer Consumer Product regulations. We believe our regulations and the process we’re starting will help stimulate development of safer products, meet consumer demand, and promote the protection of people and our environment.”
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Join the Safer Chemistry Challenge Program in 2014 at no cost! The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable invites companies to join the 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP). This voluntary initiative aims to motivate, challenge, and assist businesses in reducing their use of chemicals of concern to human health and the environment. The SCCP will also recognize and reward companies for finding safer alternatives to the hazardous chemicals they currently use. Questions can be directed to or Cindy McComas at For information on how to become a member of the Safer Chemistry Challenge program visit: