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Common Chemicals Found at Superfund Sites

The following list of chemicals, metals, and other substances are the most frequently encountered at U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated Superfund sites. The information is intended to inform the reader about these substances with special emphasis placed on their known effects on human health, while at the same time, acknowledging that there are limitations that exist about long term health outcomes for many of these substances.

These fact sheets are derived from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and represent the most up to date information at the time of listing. As new data becomes available and/or knowledge about a particular substance changes substantially, updates to this listing will be made.

If you have further questions about any of the substances listed, more detailed information can be accessed by way of the EPA's Homepage on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov or directly to the ATSDR Homepage on the Internet at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080. If you would like further information concerning the EPA's Superfund hazardous waste cleanup program, please call the Superfund Hotline at 1-800-535-0202 or TDD 1-800-553-7672. To place an order for this document or other Superfund documents, please fax your request to the Superfund Document Center at (703) 603-9240 or e-mail the request to the following address: superfund.docket@epa.gov. For information about radionuclides, refer to the "Common Radionuclides Found at Superfund Sites" webpage.

Fact sheets for the most common chemicals found at hazardous waste sites have been provided below. Click on the chemical name and you will be linked directly to the fact sheet associated with that chemical.

DISCLAIMER: All of the following links are pointers to other hosts and locations on the Internet. This information is provided as a service; however the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not endorse, approve or otherwise support the non-EPA sites.



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