EPA Urged To Better Regulate Endocrine Disruptors

Law360, New York (January 12, 2010, 5:39 PM EST) -- A conservation group has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to better regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which purportedly can cause fish to develop both male and female sex organs and can harm human reproductive systems as well.

In its petition, filed Monday, the Center for Biological Diversity formally requested that the EPA establish water quality criteria for dozens of endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including the herbicide atrazine, cholesterol drug Lipitor and sunscreen ingredient benzophenone.

Right now the EPA only regulates some of the chemicals in the petition, and for...
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