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Pentachlorophenol (PCP)

Antimicrobial Pesticide - Chemical Review Manager: Seiichi Murasaki (murasaki.seiichi@epa.gov), 703-347-0163 if there are any accesibility issues please call the chemical review manager.

EPA has completed its reregistration eligibility decisions (RED) for the heavy duty wood preservatives chromated arsenicals, pentachlorophenol, and creosote. In general, EPA has determined that the compounds contribute benefits to society and are eligible for reregistration provided the mitigation measures and associated label changes identified in the REDs are implemented and required data are submitted.  In its risk assessments, the Agency identified risks of concern associated with occupational exposure (i.e., treatment plant workers) to all three preservatives and ecological exposure to pentachlorophenol and creosote.

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