Plastics Used By Auto Sector to Get EPA Chemical Risk Probe (1)

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:20 PM; Updated: Nov. 25, 2020, 5:38 PM

The EPA proposed Wednesday to examine whether two chemicals used to make plastics for the automobile and many other industries are too risky for people’s health or the environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency released for public comment its draft plans to evaluate industrial, commercial, and consumer uses of diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP). The agency, under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act amendments, would have to regulate their uses if they pose unreasonable risks.

DIDP and DINP belong to a family of chemicals called phthalates and are commonly used as plasticizers in the production ...

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