27 Mar '13, 6pm

EPA Announces Assessment of Chemicals for Risk in 2013: EPA will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemi...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, with a specific focus on flame retardant chemicals, in order to more fully understand any potential risks to people’s health and the environment. This effort is part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan which identifies commonly used chemicals for risk assessment. Americans are often exposed to flame retardant chemicals in their daily lives; flame retardants are widely used in products such as household furniture, textiles and electronic equipment. Some flame retardant chemicals can persist in the environment, bioaccumulate in people and animals, and have been shown to cause neurological developmental effects in animals. “EPA is committed to more fully understanding the potential risks of flame retardant chemicals, taking action if warranted and identifying ...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94979-epa-announces-assess...

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