EPA Cuts Down Chemicals To Be Tested For Hormonal Effects

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday revised a list of chemicals that it will screen for their potential to disrupt the release of hormones in humans and animals, removing substances that it cannot tie to a current manufacturer or importer.

Under legislation passed by Congress in 1996, the EPA is required to screen chemicals for their ability to affect growth, metabolism and reproduction in humans and animals by disrupting their endocrine systems. The agency released the first list of chemicals to be screened in October...
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