EPA Seeks To Require Notice Of New Glyme Uses

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday proposed rules that would require manufacturers to report new uses of chemicals called glymes in consumer products, citing concerns about harmful reproductive and developmental health effects.

Glymes, a set of 14 chemicals, are already used in printing ink, paints and coatings, adhesives, household batteries and motor vehicle brake systems, for example. But the EPA said that there are concerns that use of the chemicals in new products could lead to health risks.

The agency said the proposed action is...
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