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Focus On: Finding Solutions to 6PPD

Publication number Date Published
24-04-028May 2024
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description This publication provides an overview of Washington State’s work to find solutions to 6PPD. 6PPD is a chemical added to tires to promote tire longevity and safety. When 6PPD reacts with ozone, it creates 6PPD-quinone. This chemical is toxic to fish, including certain salmon and trout species. Washington State departments, including the Department of Ecology, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Health, and Department of Transportation, are taking action to reduce impacts from 6PPD and 6PPD-quinone. This work focuses on three objectives:
1) Reducing sources of 6PPD in the environment, including identifying a safer alternative;
2) Minimizing and mitigating the impact of 6PPD in the environment; and
3) Furthering research to better understand 6PPD’s effect on human health and key aquatic species.
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Keywords 6PPD, alternatives assessment, safer alternatives, alternatives, toxics, toxics monitoring, sampling, municipal stormwater permits, water quality, monitoring, stormwater, salmon, Department of Health, Coho, 6PPD-quinone, 6PPD-q, 6PPDQ, 6PPD-quinone replacement, Department of Ecology, Safer Products for Washington, coho salmon, Department of Transportation, salmon recovery, stormwater best management practices, stormwater retrofits, stormwater toxics, Department of Fish and Wildlife
WEB PAGE Tire anti-degradant (6PPD) and 6PPD-quinone

6PPD Alternatives Assessment Hazard Criteria

The Connection Between Tires, Fish, and Us

Focus on: Monitoring 6PPD-q in the environment

Focus On: Reducing Sources of 6PPD

Focus On: Best Management Practices for 6PPD-q

6PPD in Road Runoff: Assessment and Mitigation Strategies