Alternatives Analysis

Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide Announcement

In the Alternatives 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 Alternatives Analysis?


Alternatives 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 Guide

Alternatives Analysis Guide

Alternatives Analysis Resources

Alternatives Analysis Resources


The initial chapters of the draft Alternatives Analysis Guide have been released. Workshops and opportunities for public review and input will be posted on this web page

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

How does Alternative Analysis affect me?

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California Safer Products Information Management System (CalSAFER)

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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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