Recorded Session: Alternatives Assessment for Green Product Design

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July 9, 2020

View Gradient’s session on Alternatives Assessment, available now on the Society of Toxicology 2020 website.

Webinar Topics: 

Alternatives Assessment, Product Safety,
Risk Evaluation, Consumer Safety

Green Product Design


Now Available: Conference Session on Alternatives Assessments


Society of Toxicology 2020 Recorded Session:

A Toxicologist’s Primer on Alternatives Assessments for Green Product Design


With the cancellation of the 2020 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Meeting, Gradient’s hosted session on Alternatives Assessment has been recorded and made available through the SOT 2020 website.  The recorded webinar is free and lasts one hour.

Alternatives assessment (AA) is an increasingly attractive approach for responding to intersecting pressures from consumers, regulators, and supply chain managers to explore the possible elimination or replacement of chemicals of concern due to their inherent hazard. This session discusses various AA schemes, lessons learned, and the latest on consumer product regulations that involve AA.  This session will discuss the variety of available AA frameworks and their application in various contexts, regulatory and otherwise. Participants will learn techniques and strategies for incorporating toxicology data into AA decision making, with the goal of regulatory compliance, avoiding regrettable substitutions, and green product design.


Joel Cohen, Sc.D., DABT, is a senior toxicologist with specialties in computational toxicology and human health risk assessment. His presentation gives an introductory primer to alternatives assessment for green product design, including example regulatory guidance and product evaluation case studies. 

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Lynn Nakayama Wong, Ph.D.,  Staff Toxicologist at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, discusses California’s Safer Consumer Products Program and Alternatives Analysis process.


Tom Lewandowski, Ph.D., DABT, ERT, ATS, is a toxicologist and chemist with  over 30 years of experience in the areas of product safety evaluation, pharmacokinetics, and developmental toxicology.  In this session, he delves into lessons learned conducting AAs. 

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