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EPA begins risk assessments of flame retardants under TSCA

11:12 AM MDT | March 28, 2013

EPA announced today that it will begin health and environmental risk assessments of 23 commonly used chemicals, with a focus on flame retardants, as a part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. The plan was originally released in March 2012 and included a total of 83 chemicals to be assessed throughout the next few years. EPA also released the detailed plans for the 2013 assessments, outlining the process for identifying the chemicals and approach for assessment, EPA says. EPA will conduct full risk assessments for four of the flame retardants...

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