Be Prepared To Defend Your Product
The testing pressures on the chemical industry today are perhaps more significant than ever before. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) much-publicized voluntary chemical testing initiatives encourage or, more bluntly, subtly compel chemical testing. The business implications of chemical testing for both chemical producers and their downstream users are great.
Chemical manufacturers are engaged actively in several significant chemicaltesting initiatives. The High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical Testing initiative seeks to obtain basic screening-level toxicological and related information for 2,800 HPV chemicals. All test data are made publicly available. HPV chemicals that are not sponsored voluntarily by their producers could be subject to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 4 mandatory testing requirements.