CHEMICAL PROFILES|Basic Testing to Identify Chemical Hazards

Chemical: COUMARIN
CAS Number: 91-64-5

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:
  • Acute toxicity
  • Chronic toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Developmental or reproductive toxicity
  • Mutagenicity
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Ecotoxicity
  • Environmental fate
The following basic tests to identify chemical hazards have either not been conducted or are not publicly available:
  • Neurotoxicity

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

EPA. Chemical Hazard Data Availability Study: High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals and SIDS Testing
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA,Washington, DC. 1998.