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Introduction to EPA's Toxics Release Inventory

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This webinar, originally presented on October 20, 2015, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify data available at EPA. 
  • Describe the purpose of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program.
  • List potential uses of TRI data.
  • Describe limitations of TRI data.
  • Identify a tool to access TRI data.

Presented By:

Jocelyn Hospital, MS 
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Washington, DC
Jocelyn has been with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2013 as the toxicologist for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program. She helps manage the TRI chemical list and works on a variety of other TRI projects, including risk communication and tools management.
Kara Koehrn, MEM, BS 
Toxicologist and Data Analyst
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program
US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Washington, DC
Kara works for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington DC. Kara works as a toxicologist and data analyst for the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Specifically, she assesses the hazard of chemicals for the TRI Program, analyzes and communicates TRI data to the public and the media, communicates risk information, helps work toward environmental justice, and facilitates university student engagement with EPA.

Approximate Completion Time

60 minutes


This material was supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

Training Material

  • Presentation
  • Presentation PDF
  • Post-Test