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EPA Targets Chemicals


Seven Chemicals or Categories of Substances to Undergo Assessment - Posted 03/08/12

 

Chemical & Engineering News - Seven chemicals or categories of substances will undergo risk assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency announced March 1.  The move could lead to their regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  As justification, the agency cited the substances' potential to harm human health and widespread human exposure to them.  One of the chemicals, HHCB, is used as a fragrance in consumer products.  Three more compounds are solvents.  Also, the EPA will conduct risk assessments of long-chain chlorinated paraffins and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins.  Both are used in industrial cutting fluids, commercial paints, adhesives, sealants, and caulks.  Other categories slated for risk assessment are antimony and antimony compounds, which are used in a variety of commercial applications, such as flame retardants.  The seven chemicals or categories of substances are among 83 commercial chemicals EPA has selected for further review and potential regulation.  Read more 

 

See Also U.S. EPA Managing Chemical Risks


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