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China blacklists 58 chemicals on environmental grounds; elimination list to be ready by 2015

7:43 AM MST | February 25, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

The Chinese government has issued a list of chemicals and industries for which chemical pollution prevention and control efforts will be prioritized by 2015. A document from the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) lists 58 chemicals that will see prioritized exposure and emission controls through upgraded registration, assessment, and supervision and foresees a chemical elimination list by 2015. The blacklist includes known and alleged endocrine disruptors such as phthalates, including diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP), nonylphenol, and bisphenol A...

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