November 26, 2015

Reference Shelf: EPA Makes Public Comprehensive Information on Use of Chemicals in the U.S.

From the Environmental Protection Agency:

[On Monday the] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) information on more than 7,600 chemicals in commerce. The CDR database contains comprehensive use and exposure information on the most widely used chemicals in the United States.

Companies are now required to provide information on chemicals used in children’s and other consumer products, along with reports on commercial applications and industrial uses of chemicals. For the first time ever, EPA also required companies to substantiate confidentiality claims in order to ensure that as much information as possible is made available to the public.

Read the Complete Announcement

The database contains information about:

  • 7,674 chemicals
  • 4,753 sites
  • 1,515 companies

Direct to 2012 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR)
Page includes access to fact sheets, Direct Link to Online Searchable Database, and/or option to download database into (MS Access).

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