EPA Introduces Chemical Information Web-Tool
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made available a new web-based tool to provide access to health and safety data that has been submitted to the Agency under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Under TSCA, companies are required to submit studies to the Agency when there may be a substantial health or safety risk, or when chemical testing is required. The new Chemical Data Access Tool enables the public to search the following databases:
eDoc – eDoc includes a broad range of health and safety information reported by industry under TSCA.
TSCATS – The TSCA Test Submissions database is an online index to unpublished, non-confidential studies covering chemical testing results and adverse effects of chemicals on health and ecological systems.
HPVIS – The High Production Volume Information System is a database that provides access to health and environmental effects information obtained through the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge.
To find out more about EPA’s commitment to TSCA transparency or to use the Chemical Data Access Tool, you may visit their web site at: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/existingchemicals/pubs/transparency.html