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Alternatives Analysis

In the Alternative Analysis process, manufacturers must compare the Chemical of Concern in a Priority Product with potential alternatives to determine if there is a safer way to make the product.

What is Alternatives Analysis?

What is "Alternatives Analysis"?

Who Needs to Prepare An Alternative Analysis?

Who Needs to Prepare An Alternative Analysis?


Alternative Analysis is a process described in the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. It compares an existing Priority Product (a product that contains a Chemical of Concern) with potential alternatives


The manufacturer of a product or another responsible entity such as a consortium, trade association, public-private partnership, non-profit organization, or other entity acting on behalf of the responsible entity

Alternative Analysis Guidance and Notification

Alternative Analysis Guidance and Notification

 Alternatives Analysis Resources

Alternative Analysis Resources


DTSC is developing a guidance document for the Alternative Analysis process. Future workshops and opportunities for public review and input will be posted on this web page. To receive

  View or download Alternative Analysis resource materials such as guidance information, an assessment guide, reports, and presentations from past symposia, workshops and meetings...

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Candidate Chemicals Database (found in DTSC's California Safer Products Information Management System (CalSAFER))

Search for chemicals included on
DTSC's Candidate Chemical list


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