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We achieve program goals by adhering to the principles of pollution prevention or eliminating pollution at its source. Ultimately, the smartest, cheapest and healthiest approach to reducing toxic threats is to prevent the use of harmful chemicals in our products from the beginning.
Environmental Protection Hierarchy
DEQ wants to help you learn about chemical hazards, exposure risks, and health impacts so you can buy products that are safer and have fewer toxic chemicals. EPA's Safer Choice program certifies safer products. To learn more, visit their web page.
We need to find and use less harmful materials or products for our homes or business. We help companies through training and technical assistance using green chemistry and engineering, chemical policy management and more to foster innovation and entrepreneurship while protecting public health and the environment.
Lisa CoxToxics Reduction Analyst
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