May 8, 2021

Access to Information: "EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information"

From Enviro-News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit […]

"EPA Makes More Chemical Databases Available to the Public" + "EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims for More Than 150 Chemicals"

From the EPA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making it easier to find data about chemicals. EPA is releasing two databases — the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCastDB) and a database of chemical exposure studies (ExpoCastDB) — that scientists and the public can use to access chemical toxicity and exposure data. [Clip] ToxCastDB users […]

Access to Government Information: "EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims for More Than 150 Chemicals"

From an EPA Announcement: In order to provide the public has as much information as possible about the health and the environmental impacts of chemicals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made public the identities of more than 150 chemicals contained in 104 health and safety studies that had been claimed confidential by industry. [Clip] […]