Getting to Know Chemicals

Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) the EPA is requiring manufacturers of 19 high production volume chemicals to test their health and environmental effect and submit the data to the agency.

According to the EPA, HPV Chemicals are classified as those chemicals produced or imported in the United States in quantities of 1 million pounds or more per year.

Such chemicals have consumer and or industrial applications, from personal care products to metalworking fluids.  With the data reporting the EPA will be able to evaluate any potential risks from these chemicals being produced in large quantities.

The public also has access to research chemical specific health and safety studies through the Chemical Data Access Tool which is also apart of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Through this website, you can find health and safety information, chemical testing results, and access to health and environmental effects.  The amount of search-able data will increase over times as additional information is either reported or is scanned from historically submitted documents.