Toxic chemicals: Where is the EPA’s ‘Toxic’ data?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of toxic chemicals on the internet that it says is not yet available to the public.
The list, which includes “chemical equilibrium” which refers to the ratio of dissolved oxygen to hydrogen per unit of volume of a chemical, includes more than 1,600 compounds that were identified in the EPA database, which is being maintained by the Environmental Science and Technology Center (ESTC).
The list includes more commonly used chemicals like benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), and toluene.
It also includes compounds like toluenes, di-cyclohexylbenzene (DHCBE), and benzophenone.
“The ETC’s list is not final, and it’s unclear when or how it will be released,” a spokeswoman for the EPA told ABC News.
“The ETSC will continue to update this database and will make changes based on new information.”
The list was originally posted on September 29 and is now online.
The Environmental Protection Administration says it’s aware of the issue.
“We take all information relating to chemicals and other chemicals very seriously,” the EPA said in a statement.
“As the list of chemicals has been publicly released, it is not appropriate for us to comment on any of the chemical compounds.”
What you need to know about toxic chemicals:EPA says chemicals on this list are not yet ready for public releaseThe EPA is looking for the public to help them release the toxic chemicals.
The EPA also has created a website that can help researchers and others track down the chemicals.
The website is toxicchemicals.gov.ABC News’ Brian Ross contributed to this report.