EPN Submits Comments on Draft Risk Evaluation of PV29, a Toxic Chemical Used to Color Products

On November 15, 2018, the EPA announced that it was seeking public input on the draft risk evaluation for Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) under the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of the risk evaluation is to determine whether a chemical substance such as PV29, which is primarily used as a colorant in inks, paints, coatings, and plastics, presents an unreasonable risk to health or the environment under the conditions of use, including an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation. Due to EPA’s use of a flawed systematic review process, refraining from requesting additional public information, and overlooking a key pathway for children and pregnant women despite the requirement to protect vulnerable subpopulations, the purpose of this risk evaluation has been undermined. EPN has filed comments in opposition to EPA’s proposal.

Read a summary of the comments: EPN Summary of Comments on PV29 Risk Eval Under TSCA

Read the full comments: EPN Comments on PV29 Risk Eval Under TSCA