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EPA Designates Risk Ranking for 26 HPV Chemicals

11:43 AM MDT | August 22, 2008 | Nancy Seewald

EPA has designated butylated triphenyl phosphate (BTP) as a medium-priority chemical under its high-production volume (HPV) testing program, which assesses the potential hazards that a chemical or chemical category may pose. BTP should be further evaluated for risks, EPA says. BTP is used in industrial and consumer products including lubricants and hydraulic fluids. EPA released evaluations of 26 HPV chemicals last week. The remaining chemicals were designated as low priority, indicating that action is not currently needed. Those chemicals are...

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