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Main Title Development of a Data Base on Chemical Migration from Polymeric Materials.
Author Goydan, R. ; Hawkins, A. A. ; Schwope., A. D. ;
CORP Author Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.;Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Publisher Jun 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-03-3293; EPA/600/2-90/029;
Stock Number PB90-235102
Additional Subjects Polymers ; Packaging ; Food additives ; Food contamination ; Diffusion coefficient ; Plastics ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Protective clothing ; Chemical effluents ; Tables(Data) ; Data bases ; Migration length
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-235102 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 62p
A data base was designed and constructed to organize and access data on the migration of chemical substances from polymeric materials. The data base was developed under an interagency agreement between the U.S. EPA and the FDA. The data base will facilitate the thorough and efficient review of chemical migration data and enable the EPA and FDA to maintain an up-to-date compilation of such data. The migration data base was developed using a commercial software package, Advanced Revelation, and runs on IBM personal computers and compatibles. Data elements include the identity of the polymer and migrant(s), the experimental conditions of the migration test, the diffusion coefficient, and the amounts migrated as a function of time, and the data source citation. Data extraction guidelines and data base features for data entry, editing, searching, and reporting were developed based on EPA/FDA operational requirements. All data entered into the data base were extracted from the published literature and FDA indirect food additive petition files. Migration data were entered from ninety citations and include data for 26 polymers and 81 migrants and adjuvants. A User Manual providing detailed user instructions was also prepared.