Frequent Questions

If a company obtains new human exposure-related information on a chemical it manufactures, such as blood or urine monitoring data on a chemical known to have serious toxic effects, is it reportable under TSCA §8(e)?

Yes. If the new information on a chemical known to have serious toxic effects indicates a level of exposure previously unknown to the Administrator, it should be reported. Information that corroborates known exposure levels, such as those within the range of chemical blood levels and other biological monitoring data recorded in the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data base, is not reportable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals" derived from NHANES is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/exposurereport. Source: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/tsca8e/pubs/frequentlyaskedquestionsfaqs.htm
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