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Details for Five Problem Chemicals Released By EPA

June 18, 2018, 6:23 PM

Hazards and other details about five problem chemicals were released by the EPA June 18 as it prepares rules to limit exposures to the chemicals.

The preliminary information the agency released about a solvent, fuel additive, rubber chemical, and two flame retardants will eventually form the basis of five regulations.

The EPA must propose those rules by June 22, 2019, according to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) amendments of 2016. The law also requires the EPA to “reduce exposure to the substance to the extent practicable” to these chemicals.

The TSCA amendments presumed all five chemicals are hazardous, ...