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ED: Industry’s HPV Efforts Fall Short of Program Goals

2:33 PM MDT | August 27, 2007 | Kara Sissell

Environmental Defense (ED; New York) gives EPA and industry poor marks for complying with obligations made under the voluntary high production volume (HPV) program. Final submissions were due more than two years ago, but industry has only provided about 47% of the required data, ED says. The HPV program is a voluntary chemical testing initiative launched by EPA, ED, and industry in 1998 to obtain safety data on 2,200 substances. Acker: Competitive advantage concerns. A recent report on the program by Richard Denison, ED’s senior health program scientist...

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