EPA Proposes Curbing 5 Chemicals In Consumer Products

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 4:35 PM EDT) -- In its latest move to ramp up regulations of chemicals in consumer goods, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed limiting new uses of five chemicals found in printer ink and other products.

While several of the chemicals are no longer available in the U.S., companies could still import component parts that contain them, according to the EPA's proposal to limit polybrominated diphenylethers, benzidine dyes, a short-chain chlorinated paraffin, hexabromocyclododecane and phthalate di-n-pentyl phthalate.

Manufacturers that obtain parts of their products overseas will have to...
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