Moving towards safer alternatives

Case Story Database

The SUBSPORT Case Story Database provides substitution examples as well as information on alternative substances and technologies from enterprises, published reports and other sources. The case stories can serve as inspiration and offer concrete help to companies or organisations searching for substitutes to hazardous chemicals and may also prove useful in e.g. procurement and in legislative processes.

Substances mentioned in the case stories are pre-evaluated regarding hazards according to SUBSPORT methodology which includes a check of the Substance Database according to SUBSPORT Screening Criteria (SDSC).

A more detailed alternatives assessment is available for 9 substances or groups of substances of high concern. The alternative assessment was done following the SUBSPORT Specific Substances Alternatives Assessments Methodology.

  1. chloroalkanes
  2. chromium VI and compounds
  3. bisphenol A
  4. lead and its inorganic compounds
  5. nonylphenol and ethoxylates
  6. tetrachloroethylene
  7. formaldehyde
  8. brominated flame retardant: hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)
  9. parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben)

All case stories are available in English. About 80-100 of the cases are translated to French, German, Spanish and Serbian.

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