Chemical Management

Product Stewardship

One component of product stewardship activities is minimizing health and environmental impacts of products. In order to do this, it is important to understand chemical use during the manufacturing process and the eventual fate of those chemicals – understanding, for example, whether they are retained in the product, consumed in the process, or removed in waste streams. In addition, there are a number of laws and regulations that address chemicals in consumer products, such as California’s Proposition 65 and various state Green Chemistry programs.

Product Stewardship

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Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS)

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance(s) (PFAS) are a group of chemicals used to manufacture a wide variety of products with non-stick or moisture- and stain-resistant surfaces, such as certain paper products, water-resistant clothing, and cookware. They are also used in some cleaning products, paints, and firefighting foams. Regulatory and research interest…

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Substance Information Sheets

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Food Contact Packaging

NCASI staff periodically review the published scientific literature addressing issues related to the presence of contaminants in food contact materials manufactured from wood pulp.  The reviewed publications address issues related to the effectiveness of barrier materials for preventing migration of contaminants into food or food simulants; development of methods to…

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California Proposition 65

Proposition 65 is a law in California that requires businesses (both local and those importing to the state) to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, use in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment.  NCASI has a number of resources…

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Product Regulations

NCASI has prepared some work products intended to help member companies identify, understand, and comply with selected product-related regulations.  These materials explore the scope and general applicability of product regulations and programs frequently cited by customers via product-related surveys or certifications.

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