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Easier Access to Health and Environmental Effects of Industrial Chemicals

Release Date: 04/13/2006
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 / jones.enesta@epa.gov

(4/13/06) A new database will provide the public with available information on the potential hazards associated with the most widely used industrial chemicals. The High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS) will provide comprehensive and easy access to basic health and environmental effects on the 2200 High Production Volume (HPV) chemicals that are sponsored under the HPV Challenge Program. This program challenges U.S. companies to voluntarily make publicly available basic health and safety data for chemicals manufactured or imported in volumes of one million pounds or more per year. HPVIS offers several options for accessing the data including, standard reports, customized requests, and the ability to review data for either individual chemicals or categories of chemicals.

Information on the HPVIS: www.epa.gov/hpvis

Additional information on the HPV Challenge Program: www.epa.gov/hpv