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Environmental Groups Urge Changes to TSCA

9:58 AM MST | November 20, 2007 | Nancy Seewald

A coalition of environmental groups is urging the federal government to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) after a biomonitoring project conducted earlier this year found toxic chemicals in all 35 project participants. Each participant was tested for contamination by 20 toxic chemicals from three chemical families: phthalates, bisphenol A, and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs). All 35 participants had at least seven of the 20 chemicals in their bodies, the coalition says. The coalition says the federal government should: require manufacturers to...

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