Step 1(a) Topic: Prioritization Factors
EPA is planning a two-step process to identify priority chemicals for review and assessment. In Step 1, EPA plans to use a specific set of data sources to identify candidate chemicals that meet one or more of these priority factors:
- Chemicals identified as potentially of concern for children’s health (e.g., chemicals with reproductive or developmental effects).
- Chemicals identified as persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT).
- Chemicals identified as probable or known carcinogens.
- Chemicals used in children’s products.
- Chemicals used in consumer products.
- Chemicals detected in biomonitoring programs.
EPA invites your thoughts on these prioritization factors, including:
- What other factors, if any, should the Agency add, and why?
- Please discuss which prioritization factors, if any, should receive greater consideration than others.
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