Friday, February 15, 2013

EPA's Chemical Data Reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to move forward in efforts to insure transparency by producers of potentially dangerous chemicals that can impact our environment.  This week saw the EPA release the 2012 Chemical Data Reporting information on over 7,600 chemicals used in commerce.  While companies have been required to identify the chemicals used in consumer and children's products for some time now, recently the EPA has expanded their requirements to require companies to substantiate confidentiality claims, insuring that more information is made available to the public.

“The 2012 Chemical Data Reporting information will help EPA and others better assess chemicals, evaluate potential exposures and use, and expand efforts to encourage the use of safer chemicals,” concludes EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson.

Read more about the CDR data, including fact sheets, at