EPA Plans To Test More Potential Endocrine Disruptors

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 2:08 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has released its second list of chemicals used in gasoline, plastics, pesticides and personal care products that the agency intends to screen for their potential to disrupt human and animal endocrine systems.

The EPA announced on Tuesday that it has identified 134 additional chemicals — including benzene, perchlorate, urethane, ethylene glycol and erythromycin — that could potentially impact growth, metabolism and reproduction in humans and animals by disrupting the hormones produced or secreted by the endocrine system.

The agency released its...
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