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Main Title Impact of Suspect Hazard Designation on Chemical Use and Activity: A Pilot Study.
Author Heiden, E. V. ; Eads, M. E. ;
CORP Author Heiden Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-01-6630; EPA/560/4-85/003;
Stock Number PB85-207876
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Hazardous materials ; Economic analysis ; Regulations ; Public health ; Environmental surveys ; Industrial hygiene ; Pilot plants ; Assessments ; Industrial wastes ; Carcinogens ; Manufacturers ; Arsenic ; Cadmium ; Chromium inorganic compounds ; Pesticides ; Mathematical models ; Tables(Data) ; State government ; Federal government ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Ethylene/trichloro ; Ethylene/perchloro ; Case studies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-207876 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 285p
How chemical firms regulated by EPA respond when their products are designated as suspect toxic hazards (as distinguished from being formally regulated) was the subject of a pilot study to: (1) determine the types of public data and methodological approaches available to study the problem; and (2) assess and measure actual impact based on (1). Ten chemicals were selected for initial study, based on: (1) their presence on NIOSH and EPA or OSHA lists of potential carcinogenic substances; (2) availability of sufficient public data for analysis (3) reasonable diversity and representativeness. A total of 28 categories of production or use were studied for these ten chemicals. They were supplemented by eight uses for three additional chemicals in some of the analyses conducted. Economic case history studies and formal econometric statistical models were the investigation tools used. It was concluded that although important data gaps and limitations in economic methodology existed in this pilot study, sufficient public data were available for a number of high-profile chemicals to conduct a meaningful pilot assessment of the impact of suspect hazard designation on their production/use, and that for these chemicals suspect hazard designation frequently had a significant impact on production/consumption.