EPA adds 23 chemicals, including BPA, to key list for scrutiny, possible action
The Environmental Protection Agency has added 23 chemicals—including bisphenol A, seven phthalates and two flame retardants—to a key list of chemicals that will have particular uses carefully scrutinized for possible regulation or other controls. The agency on Oct. 23 updated the list of chemicals in commerce that meet certain criteria, such as being used in children's products or being carcinogenic, persistent in the environment or harmful to development, reproduction or the neurological system.
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