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Date 1-2 November 2018
Title 2nd International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment: Building the Field
Organiser The University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Location Sacramento, CA

The field of alternatives assessment has grown significantly over the last decade because of increasing
regulatory and consumer demands to substitute chemicals of concern in consumer products.
This two-day international symposium will provide a collegial forum for governmental agency staff, university
researchers, industry sustainability professionals, environmental health consultants and advocates to:

  • Understand evolving practices and challenges in alternatives assessment and informed substitution
  • Foster new collaborations between academic, government and industry alternatives assessment
  • Identify training, education, and technical support needs for alternatives assessment and informed
  • Initiate the formation of the Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) – formalizing
    the community of practice
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