Northwest Guide to PBTs

Publication Date: April 1999
Updated: July 2004
Links Last Checked: July 2004

Introduction

Persistent, bioaccumulative toxic pollutants (PBTs) are highly toxic, long-lasting substances which can build up in the food chain to levels that are harmful to human health and cause environmental harm. These contaminants can be transported long distances and move readily from land to air and water.

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waste Minimization Program has drafted a strategy to reduce 31 Priority Chemicals (including three metals) in RCRA-regulated waste through voluntary measures employing P2. 27 of these Priority Chemicals are considered PBTs. (EPA's Priority Chemicals are highlighted in yellow in the list below.)

How Can P2 Providers Use PBT data?

The PBT information developed to date can be used by P2 service providers in the Northwest states to help identify priority industries or groups (consumers, workers) for outreach efforts. This report presents available information on each of the 31 Priority Chemicals targeted on the Waste Minimization Priority Chemical List, as well as a couple dozen additional chemicals that were previously considered for inclusion by EPA as PBTs of concern.

Most chemicals listed below have information about what industries are using the chemical, a list of consumer products that may use the chemical, a list of pesticide products that contain the chemical, a national ranking of each state's reported TRI releases (1996 data) and links to other resources concerning the particular chemical.

If you have questions, suggestions or comments about this information, please send an e-mail message to Michelle Gaither at mgaither@pprc.org

Priority Chemicals & PBTs List

Note: EPA's 31 Priority Chemicals are highlighted in yellow in the list below.

Dioxins and Furans:  
     Dioxins (PCDD)*
     Furans (PCDF)*
     * these are considered one chemical on the EPA Priority Chemical List
     Dibenzofuran
CAS# 132-64-9
Chlorinated Solvents:  
     Chloroform
     1,1-Dichloroethane
     1,1,1-Trichloroethane
CAS# 67-66-3
CAS# 75-34-3
CAS# 71-55-6
Chlorobenzenes:  
     1,2-Dichlorobenzene
     1,3-Dichlorobenzene
     1,4-Dichlorobenzene
CAS# 95-50-1
CAS# 541-73-1
CAS# 106-46-7
CAS# 120-82-1
CAS# 95-94-3
CAS# 608-93-5
CAS# 118-74-1
Other Halogenated Organics:  
     Octachlorostyrene
CAS# 101-55-3
CAS# 87-68-3
CAS# 67-72-1
CAS# 29082-74-4
CAS# 1336-36-3
Pesticides:  
     alpha-Endosulfan*
     beta-Endosulfan*
     * these are considered one chemical on the EPA Priority Chemical List
CAS# 959-98-8
CAS# 33213-65-9
     Heptachlor*
     Heptachlor epoxide*
     * these are considered one chemical on the EPA Priority Chemical List
CAS# 76-44-8
CAS# 1024-57-3
CAS# 58-89-9
CAS# 72-43-5
CAS# 40487-42-1
CAS# 82-68-8
CAS# 87-86-5
CAS# 95-95-4
CAS# 1582-09-8
Organonitrogens:  
     Nitrobenzene CAS# 98-95-3
Nonhalogenated Phenolics:  
     Phenol
     2,4,6-tris-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol
CAS# 108-95-2
CAS# 732-26-3
Phthalate esters:  
     Bis-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate
     Butylbenzyl phthalate
     Dibutyl phthalate
CAS# 117-81-7
CAS# 85-68-7
CAS# 84-74-2
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons**:  
     Acenaphthene
     Acenapthylene
     Anthracene
     Benzo(g,h,l)perylene
     Fluoranthene
     Fluorene
     2-Methylnaphthalene
     Naphthalene
     PAH group (as defined in TRI)
     Phenanthrene
     Pyrene
CAS# 83-32-9
CAS# 208-96-8
CAS# 120-12-7
CAS# 191-24-2
CAS# 206-44-0
CAS# 86-73-7
CAS# 91-57-6
CAS# 91-20-3
 
CAS# 85-01-8
CAS# 129-00-0
Metals:  
     Antimony
     Arsenic
     Beryllium
     Cadmium
     Chromium
     Copper
     Lead
     Mercury
     Nickel
     Selenium
     Zinc
     Cyanide
CAS# 7440-36-0
CAS# 7440-38-2
CAS# 7440-41-7
CAS# 7440-43-9
CAS# 7440-47-3
CAS# 7440-50-8
CAS# 7439-92-1
CAS# 7439-97-6
CAS# 7440-02-0
CAS# 7782-49-2
CAS# 7440-66-6
CAS# 57-12-5
**The Toxic Release Inventory reports some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
(PAHs) as a group, and reports other PAHs individually. The 10 indvidual PAHs
listed in this table are not included in the TRI PAH group.

 

Dibenzofuran (CAS#132-64-9)

Dibenzofuran is a white crystal-like solid that is created from the production of coal tar. It is used as an insecticide and to make other chemicals. It is made from coal tar and has been found in coke dust, grate ash, fly ash, and flame soot.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Chloroform (CAS#67-66-3)

Chloroform is a clear colorless liquid with a pleasant, sweet odor.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Laboratories - as a solvent for dilution and extraction and in liquid chromatography.
  • Pesticide Manufacturing - as a solvent
  • Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing - as a solvent
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills
  • Food Preparation (SIC 2099)

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Laundry starch preparations
  • Paint-related products
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Industrial chemical specialty products
  • Specialty cleaning and sanitation products

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,1-Dichloroethane (CAS#75-34-3)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Lubricating oils
  • Other industrial chemical specialty products
  • Other specialty cleaning and sanitation products

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,1,1-Trichloroethane (CAS#71-55-6)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Circuit Board Manufacturing - used in imaging photodevelopers
  • Electroplating - as a cold cleaning solvent and vapor degreasing solvent
  • Iron and Steel Manufacturing - as a cleaning solvent
  • Machinery Manufacturing and Repair - as a solvent for metal degreasing
  • Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing - as a solvent
  • Polystyrene Manufacture - as a solvent
  • Printing - as a solvent to clean equipment
  • Rubber Manufacture - as a solvent
  • Semiconductors - as a solvent to clean semiconductors and to oxidize wafers
  • Injection Molding (composites) - as a blowing agent
  • Wood Stains and Varnishes - as a reducer or thinner in varnish and other coatings

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Automobile body polish and cleaners
  • Drain pipe solvents
  • Furniture polish and cleaners
  • General performance sealants (PVAC, butyl, vinyl, etc.)
  • Household hard surface cleaners (aerosol)
  • Household laundry presoaks
  • Insecticides for crawling insects (aerosols)
  • Insecticides for flying insects
  • Laundry starch preparations
  • Leather dressings and finishes (excl shoe polish)
  • Lubricating greases and oils
  • Non-wood upholstered office side and arm chairs
  • Rubber floor and wall coverings incl cove base, wainscotting, etc.
  • Other specialty cleaning and sanitation products
  • Oven cleaners
  • Paint and varnish removers
  • Paint thinners
  • Shoe polishes and cleaners
  • Solvent thinned exterior stains incl shingle and shake
  • Solvent thinned exterior undercoaters and primers
  • Solvent thinned interior clear finishes
  • Solvent thinned interior stains
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Textile finishes
  • Waterproofing compounds
  • Wood office secretarial chairs
  • Wood office work surfaces (modular systems)

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,2-Dichlorobenzene (CAS#95-50-1)

1,2-Dichlorobenzene is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a pleasant odor.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Paint Stripping - as a solvent used for paint stripping
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Acid nonhousehold metal cleaners (liquid)
  • Automobile body polish and cleaners
  • Building and construction plastic foam insulation, incl pipe and block
  • Deodorants/air fresheners (non-personal, non-aerosol)
  • Drain pipe solvents
  • Other automotive chemicals
  • Other polishing preparations and related products
  • Other specialty cleaning and sanitation products
  • Scatter rugs, bathmats, and sets (rugs 6 x 9 ft and smaller)

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,3-Dichlorobenzene (CAS#541-73-1)

1,3-Dichlorobenzene is a colorless liquid, used as an intermediate for the production of other chemicals; it is also a by-product in the production of 1,2-dichlorobenzene and 1,4-dichlorobenzene.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Chemical Manufacturing

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,4-Dichlorobenzene (CAS#106-46-7)

1,4-Dichlorobenzene is a colorless or white crystalline (sand like) material with a mothball odor. It is used in liquid form as a deodorant to control mildew and mold.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Abrasive Products Manufacturing
  • Brooms and Brushes Manufacturing

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Building and construction plastic foam insulation, including pipe and block
  • Deodorants/air fresheners (non-personal, non-aerosol
  • Toilet blocks as a disinfectant
  • Rubber floor and wall coverings including cove base, wainscotting, etc.
  • Repellants and attractants
  • Scatter rugs, bathmats, and sets (rugs 6 x 9 ft and smaller)

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene (CAS#120-82-1)

1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene is a colorless liquid with a pleasant odor. It is used in heat transfer fluids, as a dielectric fluid and in making chemicals, insecticides and fungicides.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Machinery Manufacturing and Repair - as a solvent
  • Polystyrene Manufacture - as a solvent
  • Rubber Manufacture - as a solvent
  • SBR Latex Production - as a solvent
  • Textile Mills - in milling of broadwoven wool and cotton finishing plants (carrier to apply dyes to polyester materials).
  • Reconstituted Wood Products Manufacture
  • Semiconductor Manufacture

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene (CAS#95-94-3)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Pentachlorobenzene (CAS#608-93-5)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Hexachlorobenzene (CAS#118-74-1)

Hexachlorobenzene is found in the form of white needles which may be dissolved in a liquid solution.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Wood preserving
  • Seed manufacturing - fungicide treatment

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


4-Bromophenyl phenyl ether (CAS#101-55-3)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Hexachlorobutadiene (CAS#87-68-3)

Hexachlorobutadiene is a clear liquid with a faint turpentine odor.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Chlorine Production
  • Chemical Manufacturing - produced deliberately as a byproduct of other chlorinated chemicals.
  • Rubber compound and lubricant manufacture - as an intermediate

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Hexachloroethane (CAS#67-72-1)

Colorless and solid in appearance, hexachloroethane slowly turns into a vapor when it is exposed to the air and smells like mothballs. Hexachloroethane is not found naturally in the environment, but it can be formed when making other chemicals.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Octachlorostyrene (CAS#29082-74-4)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) (CAS#1336-36-3)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were developed in the 1940's and were used extensively in the manufacture of transformers, capacitors, and other heat transfer devices through the late 1970's. PCBs are a group of chemicals that have extremely high boiling points and are practically nonflammable.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


alpha-Endosulfan (CAS#959-98-8)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


beta-Endosulfan (CAS#33213-65-9)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Heptachlor (CAS#76-44-8)

Pure Heptachlor is a white sand like material with a camphor like odor. Technical Heptachlor is a light tan, soft, waxy solid.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • This chemical has restricted use through subsurface ground insertion for termite control and the dipping of roots or tops of non-food plants.

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Heptachlor epoxide (CAS#1024-57-3)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


gamma-Hexachlorocyclohexane (CAS#58-89-9)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Pesticide Manufacturers

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Flea shampoo
  • garden insecticides
  • Aphid control

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Methoxychlor (CAS#72-43-5)

Methoxychlor is a white, crystalline (sand like) solid. It has served as a replacement for DDT in some cases.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Pest control
  • Agriculture and farming

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Fungicides for agriculture, garden and health service use
  • Insecticides for agriculture, garden and health service use
  • Insecticides for flying insects

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Pendimethalin (CAS#40487-42-1)

Pendimethalin is a crystal-like solid that appears orange yellowish in color and has a fruity odor. It is a man-made chemical that is used primarily as a herbicide.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Pentachloronitrobenzene (CAS#82-68-8)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Fungicides for agriculture - garden and health service use

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Pentachlorophenol (CAS#87-86-5)

Pentachlorophenol is a light brown solid or it may be in solution. It has a pungent odor when hot and it is used in making pesticides and fungicides.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Plywood and Paperboard Manufacture - as a preservative
  • Rubber Manufacture - as a softner
  • Pesticide/Fungicide manufacture

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


2,4,5-Trichlorophenol (CAS#95-95-4)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Trifluralin (CAS#1582-09-8)

Trifluralin is a man-made chemical that looks like a yellowish-orange solid or crystal.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Nitrobenzene (CAS#98-95-3)

Nitrobenzene is a pale yellow to dark brown oily liquid or green to yellow crystals which smell like bitter almonds or shoe polish. Used to make explosives, dyes, shoe and floor polishes and paint.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Explosives manufacture
  • Shoe and floor polish manufacture
  • Paint and Dyes manufacture

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Shoe polish
  • Floor polish
  • Perfume

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Phenol (CAS#108-95-2)

Phenol is a colorless to pink solid or thick liquid with a characteristic sweet tar like odor.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metals - blast furnaces and steel mills, nonferrous wiredrawing and insulating, gray and ductile iron foundries, malleable iron foundries, motor vehicle parts and accessories, and aluminum foundries
  • Stone, Clay and Glass Product Manufacture - mineral wool, abrasive products, asbestos products, products of purchased glass, nonclay refractories, minerals (ground or treated), cement - hydraulic, lime manufacture.
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Mills
  • Rubber and Plastic Parts Manufacture - laminated plastics plate & sheet, custom compound purchased resins, tires and inner tubes, unsupported plastics film & sheet.
  • Petroleum Products - petroleum refining, petroleum and coal products, lubricating oils and greases.
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacture - motor vehicle parts and accessories, railroad and aircraft equipment.
  • Wood Products Manufacture - reconstituted wood products, softwood veneer and plywood, hardwood veneer and plywood, structural wood members, sawmills & planing mills.
  • Textile Mills - tire cord and fabrics, coated fabrics (not rubberized), broadwoven fabric mills (wool and cotton).
  • Electronic Equipment Manufacture - engine electrical equipment, commercial lighting fixtures, transformers, electric housewares and fans, noncurrent-carrying wiring devices, semiconductors and related devices, printed circuit boards, switchgear and switchboard, relays and industrial controls.
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacture - paper industries machinery, machine tools (metal cutting types).
  • Brooms and Brushes Manufacture
  • Metal Fabrication

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Disinfectants (nonagricultural)
  • General antibacterials and antiseptics
  • Household hard surface cleaners (liquid)
  • Lubricating oils
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Paint and varnish removers
  • Pharmaceutical preparations
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Wood office work surfaces (modular systems)

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


2,4,6-tris-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)phenol (CAS# 732-26-3)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products That Contain This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Bis-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (CAS# 117-81-7)

Bis (2-Ethylhexyl) Phthalate is a light colored, oily, almost odorless liquid that is used as a plasticizer.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Plastic Products Manufacture - as a plastic softener

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Aerosol paint concentrates
  • Industrial product finishes (excluding pigment dispersions & ink vehicles)
  • Packaging inks: water types

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - Number 19 in the nation for reported TRI releases

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Butylbenzyl phthalate (CAS#85-68-7)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Plastic Products Manufacture - as a plastic softener

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • General performance sealants (PVAC, butyl, vinyl, etc.)
  • Interior water thinned coatings
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Specialty performance sealants

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Dibutyl phthalate (CAS#84-74-2)

Di-n-Butyl Phthalate is a colorless, oily liquid.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Paper Coatings - as a paper coating process regulator
  • Plastic Product Manufacture - as a softener and plasticizer
  • Wood Stains and Varnishes Manufacture - as a plasticizer
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacture - mostly in refrigeration and heating equipment

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Colognes
  • Flat water thinned interior paints and tinting bases
  • Floor polish
  • Glass window cleaning preparations
  • Nail enamels and polishes
  • Nonstructural caulking compounds and sealants
  • Industrial product finishes (excluding pigment dispersions & ink vehicles)
  • Polyvinyl acetate (latex type) adhesives
  • Semigloss, eggshell, satin water thinned interior paints and tinting bases
  • Specialty performance sealants
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Water thinned exterior paints and tinting bases, incl barn and roof paints
  • Water thinned interior undercoaters and primers
  • Insect repellant for the impregnation of clothing.

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Acenaphthene (CAS#83-32-9)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Nonstructural caulking compounds and sealants

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Acenapthylene (CAS#208-96-8)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Anthracene (CAS#120-12-7)

Anthracene is a colorless to pale yellow crystalline (sugar or sand like) material with a bluish fluorescence.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metals - blast furnaces and steel mills, and primary aluminum
  • Petroleum Product Manufacture - refining
  • Wood Products - wood preserving
  • Manufacture of dyestuffs

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - Number 5 in the nation for reported TRI releases

Other Resources Concerning This Chemical


Benzo(g,h,l)perylene (CAS#191-24-2)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Fluoranthene (CAS#206-44-0)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Fluorene (CAS#86-73-7)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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2-Methylnaphthalene (CAS#91-57-6)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Nonstructural caulking compounds and sealants
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Wall coverings

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Naphthalene (CAS#91-20-3)

Naphthalene is either a white crystalline solid or a liquid with a strong odor like mothballs.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metal Industries - blast furnaces and steel mills, steel foundries, gray and ductile iron foundries, aluminum (sheet, plate, and foil), aluminum foundries, nonferrous wiredrawing & insulating, malleable iron foundries, aluminum extruded products, secondary nonferrous metals.
  • Petroleum And Coal Products - petroleum refining, lubricating oils and grease manufacturing
  • Textile Mill Products - broadwoven fabric mills (manmade) and finishing plants.
  • Fabricated Metal Products - metal coating services, fabricated sheet metal, manufacture of metal doors, sash and trim.
  • Transportation Equipment - aircraft, motor vehicle parts and accessories, car bodies, motorcycles, bicycles, and accessory parts.
  • Stone, Clay, And Glass Products - abrasive products and cement (hydraulic).
  • Paper And Allied Products - pulp and paper mills
  • Furniture And Fixtures - manufacture of drapery hardware, blinds and shades.
  • Printing And Publishing - commercial rotogravure printing
  • Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services - gas production and/or delivery
  • Lumber And Wood Products - Wood preserving

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Aerosol paint concentrates
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Herbicides for agric., garden and health service use
  • Insecticides for agric., garden and health service use
  • Miscellaneous paint-related products
  • Nonstructural caulking compounds and sealants
  • Automotive chemicals
  • Household pesticidal preparations
  • Repellants and attractants
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Wall coverings
  • Wood office work surfaces (modular systems)

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

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PAH Group

Industries Using This Chemical

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Phenanthrene (CAS#85-01-8)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metal Industries - blast furnaces and steel mills, and primary aluminum
  • Petroleum And Coal Products - petroleum refining
  • Electric, Gas, And Sanitary Services - gas production and/or distribution
  • Stone, Clay, And Glass Product - nonclay refractories

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - Number 2 in the nation for reported TRI releases

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Pyrene (CAS#129-00-0)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Antimony (CAS#7440-36-0)

Antimony is a silvery or gray, shiny metal or yellow crystal.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metal Industries - secondary nonferrous metals, blast furnaces and steel mills, nonferrous foundries, primary nonferrous metals, primary metal products, copper foundries.
  • Fabricated Metal Products - fabricated wire products and small arms ammunition
  • Electronic & Other Electric Equipment - storage batteries, current-carrying wiring devices.
  • Transportation Equipment - motor vehicle parts, bodies and accessories.
  • Petroleum And Coal Products - asphalt felts and coatings
  • Rubber And Misc. Plastics Products - laminated plastics plate & sheet

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Arsenic (CAS#7440-38-2)

Arsenic is a silver-gray brittle, crystalline solid. It also exists in black and yellow amorphous forms.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metal Industries - primary copper production, gray and ductile iron foundries, primary nonferrous metals, secondary nonferrous metals, copper rolling and drawing. This metal is used as an alloying agent in heavy metals.
  • Lumber And Wood Products - wood preserving
  • Petroleum And Coal Products - petroleum refining
  • Electronic & Other Electric Equipment - storage batteries

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Used in some medicines

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - Number 24 in the nation for reported TRI releases
  • Washington - Number 18 in the nation for reported TRI releases

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Beryllium (CAS#7440-41-7)

Beryllium is a hard, brittle, grey white metal. The major source of beryllium in the environment is burning fossil fuels.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metals Industry - copper rolling & drawing.
  • Manufacture of electrical components
  • Manufacture of ceramics
  • Manufacture of X-Ray tubes

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Cadmium (CAS#7440-43-9)

Cadmium is a bluish metal or grayish powder.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metal Industries - primary copper, primary nonferrous metals, copper rolling and drawing, secondary nonferrous metals, blast furnaces and steel mills.
  • Stone, Clay, And Glass Products - brick and structural clay tile manufacture
  • Electronic & Other Electric Equipment - storage batteries and electronic connectors manufacture.
  • Electroplating
  • Manufacture of rods that regulate fission in nuclear power plants.

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Nickel-Cadmium storage batteries

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - Number 8 in the nation for reported TRI releases

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Chromium (CAS#7440-47-3)

Chromium is a steel gray, lustrous metal often found as a powder.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Primary Metals Industries - blast furnaces and steel mills
  • Metal Fabrication - structural metal, steel forgings and plate work
  • Industrial Machinery - ball and roller bearings manufacture, oil and gas field machinery, machine tool accessories.
  • Transportation Equipment - motor vehicle parts and accessories, truck trailers, aircraft parts and engine parts.
  • Stone, Clay - cement production
  • Chrome plating and anodizing

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - Number 42 in the nation for reported TRI releases
  • Oregon - Number 30 in the nation for reported TRI releases
  • Washington - Number 28 in the nation for reported TRI releases

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Copper (CAS#7440-50-8)

Copper is a reddish-brown metal.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Printed Circuit Board Manufacture - circuit board wire materials, making PCB holes conductive and as an outer layer etch/plate.
  • Plastics Manufacture - conductive fillers in plastics.
  • Primary Metals Industry - primary copper, primary nonferrous metals, copper rolling & drawing, secondary nonferrous metals, aluminum die-castings, copper foundries, nonferrous metals foundries, gray and ductile iron foundries, aluminum foundries, blast furnaces and steel mills, nonferrous wiredrawing & insulating, malleable iron foundries, aluminum sheet, plate, and foil production, nonferrous die-casting excluding aluminum, and aluminum extruded products.
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacture
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Food And Kindred Products
  • Industrial Machinery And Equipment
  • Printing And Publishing
  • Stone, Clay, And Glass Products
  • Instruments And Related Products
  • Petroleum And Coal Products
  • Paper And Allied Products
  • Lumber And Wood Products

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Copper sulfate is available as a root killer product for use in drains

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

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Lead (CAS#7439-92-1)

Lead is a heavy, soft gray metal. It has wide industrial use due to its properties of high density, softness, low melting point, resistance to corrosion and ability to stop gamma and x-rays.

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Printed Circuit Board Manufacture - circuit board wire materials, hot air solder leveling and outer layer etch/plate.
  • Plastics Manufacturing - conductive fillers
  • Paint Manufacturing - as a drying agent
  • Metal Fabrication - small arms ammunition, valves and pipe fittings, structural metal, plumbing fixture fittings and trim.
  • Primary Metal Production
  • Stone, Clay and Glass Products Manufacture - cement

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Car Batteries
  • Cathode-Ray Tubes (CRTs) used in television and computer display screens

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - Number 38 in the nation for reported TRI releases
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - Number 30 in the nation for reported TRI releases

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Mercury (CAS#7439-97-6)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Chlor-Alkali Production Using the Mercury Cell Process
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
  • Instrument (Thermometers) Manufacturing
  • Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing
  • Lime Manufacturing
  • Fluorescent Lamp Recycling
  • Battery Production

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Dental amalgam
  • Thermometers

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Nickel (CAS#7440-02-0)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Circuit Board Manufacture - printed circuit board core material
  • Reprographics - electrophotographic carrier
  • Textiles - internal anti-static agent

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • This metal not typically found in pesticides.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - Number 28 in the nation for reported TRI releases
  • Washington - Number 26 in the nation for reported TRI releases

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Selenium (CAS#7782-49-2)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Dandruff shampoos

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • This PBT is not typically found in pesticide products.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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Zinc (CAS#7440-66-6)

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Paint Manufacture
  • Primary Metal Industries
  • Paper And Allied Products
  • Fabricated Metal Products
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Electronic & Other Electric Equipment
  • Stone, Clay, And Glass Products
  • Chemicals And Allied Products Manufacture
  • Rubber And Misc. Plastics Products

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Dandruff shampoos

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

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Cyanide (CAS#57-12-5 )

Industries Using This Chemical

  • Mining Industry - leach ore processing.

Consumer Products That May Contain This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Pesticide Products Using This Chemical

  • Information not available at this time.

Northwest States Ranking for TRI Releases (1996 Data)

  • Alaska - No reported releases on TRI
  • Idaho - No reported releases on TRI
  • Oregon - No reported releases on TRI
  • Washington - No reported releases on TRI

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