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EPA Proposes SNURs for Five Groups of Chemicals

8:12 AM MDT | March 27, 2012 | Kara Sissell

EPA has proposed significant new use requirements for five groups of substances including polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), part of the agency’s ongoing effort to improve chemicals management under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The other four substances are benzidine dyes, a short-chain chlorinated paraffin, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), and phthalate di-n-pentyl phthalate (DnPP). EPA is also proposing additional testing on the health and environmental effects of PBDEs. A number of the chemicals subject to the proposed new use rules...

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