Chemicals formed from the incomplete burning of coal, oil, gas, garbage, or other organic substances. Both chemicals detected in this category are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Chemicals added to a variety of materials, including textiles, electronics, plastics, and foam to reduce flammability.
- 2,2',3,3'-Tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 47)
- Tris(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) phosphate (TCPP)
- Triphenyl phosphate (TPP)
Chemicals with an inherent scent. These chemicals are often added to personal care products, cleaning products, food products, and more.
Chemicals designed to kill, repel, or mitigate any pest (insects, rodents, weeds, fungi, and microorganisms). This category excludes antimicrobials (i.e., preservatives) designed for use in personal care products.
- N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET)
- Piperonyl butoxide
- 5-isopropyl-3-methylphenol ("Promecarb artifact")
Chemicals used to provide flexibility and durability to plastics, such as polyvinylchloride (PVC). This category is composed of phthalate chemicals, which are added a variety of products including construction materials, personal care products, toys, food packaging, and medical devices.
- Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
- Butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP)
- Di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP)
- Di-n-hexyl phthalate (DHEXP)
- Di-n-nonyl phthalate
- Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)
Chemicals frequently added to personal care products (e.g., lotions, shampoos, cosmetics, sunscreens) to inhibit the growth of microorganisms including yeast and bacteria. Preservatives are also used in household cleaners and food.
Chemicals not otherwise categorized.
Note: Chemicals are categorized by their primary function. Many chemicals have several functions.