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Environmental Health Analysis

Commercial Chemicals & Processes

SRC specializes in the evaluation of hazards associated with commercial chemical processes. We analyze discrete chemical materials as well as complex mixtures, polymers and biotechnology products. Our services include:

  • Evaluating the properties, environmental fate and toxicity of commercial chemicals
  • Establishing and verifying the identity, role and quantities of all components of commercial synthetic processes 
  • Locating and evaluating associated scientific literature
  • Identifying and filling data gaps
  • Determining the persistence, bioaccumulation and toxicity hazards

Specific examples of our experience in this area include:

Hazardous Substances Data Bank 
For more than 25 years, SRC has been building and maintaining the National Library of Medicine’s HSDB Opens in New Window, which focuses on the environmental fate and toxicology of potentially hazardous chemicals. SRC reviews sections on manufacturing, use, physical-chemical properties and environmental fate.

New Chemical Review and Evaluation
In support of U.S. EPA’s New Chemical Program, SRC evaluates the methods of manufacture, physical-chemical properties and environmental fate of chemicals submitted as PMNs under TSCA Section 5. Under this program, SRC has evaluated nearly every chemical manufactured in or imported into the U.S. since the early 1990s.

Chemical Hazards of Industrial Processes
The CHIPs analysis tool contains detailed information on: industrial processes that use or produce commercial chemical substances; illicit drug manufacture; and storage systems. CHIPs focuses on the potential physical and toxicological hazards for chemical substances present at chemical manufacturing facilities. 

Fate Characterizations for EPA’s High Production Volume Challenge Program
SRC collects, estimates and verifies key physical-chemical and environmental fate parameters in support of the EPA’s voluntary HPV Challenge Program.


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