EPA Targets 3 Chemicals Over Reported Health Risks

Law360, New York (August 18, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is weighing new restrictions on three chemicals widely used to manufacture dyes, flame retardants and industrial laundry detergents, citing recent studies warning about their effect on human health and the environment.

EPA officials said they will be implementing action plans under the Toxic Substances Control Act for the three chemicals in question — benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane and nonylphenol/ nonylphenol etoxylates — to address their potential health risks.

“The action plans announced today are examples of EPA's renewed dedication to improve chemical...
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