The US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has launched a public comment period - ending on November 28, 2023 - for several important Toxicological Profiles: Vinyl Acetate, Nickel, 1,2-Dichloroethene, Creosote, and Acrylonitrile:
- Toxicological Profile for Vinyl Acetate
- Toxicological Profile for Nickel
- Toxicological Profile for 1,2-Dichloroethene
- Toxicological Profile for Creosote
- Toxicological Profile for Acrylonitrile
The Toxicological Profiles serve as vital resources for health professionals, researchers, and communities in understanding the potential health effects of exposure to various chemicals. They provide critical information on health risks, exposure levels, and other relevant data.
During the public comment period, stakeholders, including experts, community members, and organizations, had the opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed profiles. This feedback will be carefully considered by ATSDR as they finalize these documents.
The Toxicological Profile for Vinyl Acetate addresses the potential health risks associated with this chemical, often used in the production of plastics, adhesives, and coatings. Nickel is a commonly encountered metal, and its profile discusses its health implications. The Toxicological Profile for 1,2-Dichloroethene delves into the effects of exposure to this chemical, found in various industrial applications. Creosote, used in wood preservation, and Acrylonitrile, used in plastics and synthetic rubber manufacturing, are also subject to these profiles.