EPA Requires Health & Environmental Information on 19 Chemicals
EMSL Analytical provides environmental testing services to chemical manufacturers to help them comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
High production volume (HPV) chemicals are those chemicals produced in, or imported to, the United States in quantities of 1 million pounds or more each year. Several years ago the EPA launched the voluntary High Production Volume Challenge Program which asked companies to make health and environmental effects data publicly available for HPV chemicals.
According to the EPA, “Access to HPV chemical information enables the public to participate in environmental decision-making at all levels – federal, state, and local.” A number of chemical manufacturers have submitted information for well over a thousand of these HPV chemicals.
Earlier this week the EPA announced that they were, “…issuing a final rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requiring manufacturers of 19 high production volume (HPV) chemicals to test the health and environmental effects of the chemicals and submit the data to the agency.” The 19 chemicals in question are used in a host of consumer and personal care products as well as industrial applications.
One of the largest environmental and health & safety testing laboratories in North America is EMSL Analytical, Inc. The company operates dozens of laboratories across the United States and Canada and has been on the forefront of protecting the environment and people from toxic substances. “It’s a good step for all of us to see the EPA require this type of environmental and safety information for these chemicals that are so widely used in our society,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL. “At EMSL we have been working with regulators and manufacturing companies for decades to provide some of the most advanced laboratory testing services to help ensure the health and safety of the public and the environment.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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