EPA: Hazard Chemical Asssessments

EPA announced the chemicals it will begin assessing  in 2013. These include 20 flame retardant chemicals and three other non-flame retardant chemicals. Most of these flame retaredants  have never been assessed for safety.

As part of EPA’s comprehensive approach to enhance the Agency’s existing chemicals management program, in March 2012, EPA identified a work plan of 83 chemicals for further assessment under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA identified seven of these chemicals for risk assessment in 2012.  Read more……


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