In an article published on April 24, 2019, news provider Chemical Watch informed about a request from the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) for public nominations of substances for development of toxicological profiles. The agency issues the request annually for substances currently on the substance priority list (SPL) to be reviewed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (Cercla). Substances not currently on the SPL may also be nominated by the public if they “may have public health implications.”

The SPL currently includes 275 substances that the ATSDR and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have “determined pose the most significant current potential threat to human health.” Of these, 36 of the substances on the SPL are included in the FACET inventory of food contact materials. The nomination for substances is open until May 20, 2019.

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Federal Register (April 19, 2019). “Proposed Substances To Be Evaluated for Toxicological Profile Development.”

Chemical Watch (April 24, 2019). “US toxics agency requests toxicological profile nominations.”