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Chemical Mixtures Program

Recent Actions of the Mixtures Program

The Tom's River New Jersey Site - An example of the important use of information on chemical mixtures.

In 1996 the Agency prepared two consultations:

  • “An evaluation of the relationship of cancer and exposure to contaminants identified at the Ciba-Geigy site and Reich Farm site, Ocean County, New Jersey” (1996).

  • “Toxicological issues related to chemicals identified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services” (1996).

In 1997, the Agency conducted:

  • A full weight-of-evidence evaluation for nine chemicals (aldol, aniline, anisidine, anthraquinone, azo-dyes, 1,4-dioxane, epichlorohydrin, phenol, polypropylene glycol) found at the Tom’s River sites (1997).

In 1997, the Agency prepared a consultation:

  • “Interactions review of chemicals identified in the first chemical specific consultations related to Tom’s River investigation” (1997). Chemicals included were: acetone, aluminum, anthracene, benzene, cadmium, chlordane, chlorobenzene, chloroform, chromium, di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, 1,4-dioxane, endosulfan, heptachlor epoxide, lead, mercury, N-nitrosodiphenylamine, tetrachloroethylene, toluene, trichloroethylene, and vinyl chloride.