Informed substitution and toxics use reduction

Informed substitution is about finding non-toxic or less toxic chemicals or methods, rather than getting caught out by replacing a nasty chemical with one that is as bad, or worse.

For more about doing this with cleaning products, see Cleaning products can be green.

My environmental scan of toxic use reduction activities across Canada (done in 2010 for the National Committee on Environmental and Occupational Exposures, Primary Prevention Action Group, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer includes: