Lesson 7, Topic 1: Section 6, References – Examples Copy Copy

Finally, section 6 includes manufacturer contact information, particularly for the person responsible for publishing the HPD. This is the person you’d contact if you have any questions about the manufacturer’s HPD. And then below that is a key to show the meanings of the various abbreviations that are found throughout the HPD.


The listed contact is responsible for the validity of this HPD and attests that it is accurate and complete to the best of his or her knowledge.


Hazard Types
AQU Aquatic toxicity
CAN Cancer
DEV Developmental toxicity
END Endocrine activity
EYE Eye irritation/corrosivity
GEN Gene mutation

GLO Global warming
LAN Land Toxicity
MAM Mammalian/systemic/organ toxicity MUL Multiple hazards
NEU Neurotoxicity
NF Not found on Priority Hazard Lists

OZO Ozone depletion
PBT Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic
PHY Physical Hazard (reactive)
REP Reproductive toxicity
RES Respiratory sensitization
SKI Skin sensitization/irritation/corrosivity
UNK Unknown
BM-4 Benchmark-4 (prefer – safer chemical)
BM-3 Benchmark-3 (use but still opportunity for improvement)
BM-2 Benchmark-2 (use but search for safer substitutes)
BM-1 Benchmark-1 (avoid – chemical of high concern)
BM-U Benchmark Unspecified (due to insufficient data)

LT-P1 List Translator Possible Benchmark-1 (possible Benchmark-1)
LT-1 List Translator Likely Benchmark-1 (likely Benchmark-1)
LT-UNK List Translator Benchmark Unknown
NoGS No GreenScreen
GreenScreen Benchmark scores sometimes also carry subscripts, which provide more context for how the score was determined. These are DG (data gap), TP (transformation product), and CoHC (chemical of high concern). For more information, see GreenScreen® for Safer Chemicals, www.greenscreenchemicals.org, and Best Practices for Hazard Screening on the HPDC website (hpd-collaborative.org).