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EPA Proposes Adding 16 Chemicals to Toxics List

10:21 AM MDT | April 9, 2010 | Vincent Valk

U.S. EPA is proposing to add 16 chemicals to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) database. The substances are classified as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen" by the National Toxicology Program (NTP). EPA believes the 16 chemicals may cause cancer in humans. Four of the 16 are also being considered for addition to the polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) list, meaning that they remain in the environment for extended periods of time and build up in the human body. Among the sixteen chemicals are isoprene, which is used in rubber production...

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