EPA Kicks Off Safety Reviews For Flame Retardants

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that it would review the safety of 23 chemicals, including 20 of the flame retardants found in furniture, electronics and other products that lawmakers have identified as particularly risky.

The announcement comes a month after Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and 22 other senators called on the EPA to evaluate whether flame retardants threaten Americans' health. The reviews will be conducted as part of a Toxic Substances Control Act plan.

"EPA is committed to more fully understanding the potential risks...
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