The U.S. EPA conducted a comprehensive review of publicly
available chemical testing data in 1997 to examine whether
the basic information needed to identify chemical hazards is
available for high
production volume chemicals. EPA searched major chemical
databases to determine if the following tests had been
conducted on a chemical:
Eight basic tests to identify chemical hazards have been conducted and are publicly available for this chemical.
- Acute toxicity
- Chronic toxicity
- Developmental or reproductive toxicity
- Environmental fate
Track whether this chemical is being voluntarily tested
to provide basic hazard data. Copy its CAS number above
and check the HPV Chemical Tracker.
More on the
importance of basic toxicity testing
Hazard Data Availability Study: High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals and
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA,Washington, DC. 1998.