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EPA to Require Testing of 19 Chemicals

3:09 PM MST | January 6, 2011 | Vincent Valk

U.S. EPA has issued a final rule requiring the testing of 19 high production volume (HPV) chemicals for health and environmental impacts. "This rule is one of a series of actions that EPA is taking to ensure that the agency has the data it needs to adequately review priority chemical," the agency says. HPV chemicals are imported or produced in the U.S. at a rate greater than 1 million pounds per year. EPA is requiring tests for environmental fate, ecotoxicity, acute toxicity, genetic toxicity, repeat dose toxicity and development and reproductive...

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