EPA Requires Testing of 19 HPV Chemicals

February 2011
Pollution Engineering;Feb2011, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p9
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the final rule issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires manufacturers to test the environmental and health effects of 19 high production volume chemicals (HPV). EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) on January 4, 2011 and mandated the HPV manufacturers to submit their chemical data. Assistant Steve Owens says that the information is important in the improvement of chemical safety.


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