EPA Issues Draft Risk Evaluation for Carbon Tetrachloride

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 07:54

In the draft carbon tetrachloride risk evaluation, EPA reviewed 15 potential uses, all of which are associated with industrial and commercial work and are primarily associated with the manufacturing process of other chemicals. There are no consumer uses of this chemical. Below are the draft risk evaluation and support documents for carbon tetrachloride.Upon publication of the Federal Register notice, the agency will accept comments on the draft risk evaluation for 60 days in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2019-0499. EPA also will hold a peer review meeting of EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) on the draft risk evaluation for this chemical’s conditions of use on February 25-26, 2020.To prepare a draft risk evaluation, EPA reviews extensive scientific literature, conducts modeling and other risk assessment activities, and collects exposure, fate, and transport information from many sources. EPA looks at how the chemical is used today, what we know about the chemical’s fate, transport, and toxicity, and whether any of the chemical’s uses could pose unreasonable risk to human health or the environment under the known conditions. Learn more about EPA’s risk evaluation process. Read more...https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/draft-risk-evaluation-carbon-tetrachloride