China has recently presented a five-year chemicals management plan, including a list of 58 chemicals for priority action.These include commonly used endocrine disruptors such as DEHP, Bisphenol A and Nonylphenol.
Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that is produced in excess of 2 billion pounds a year in the UnitedStates, is widely used in certain kinds of plasticsand epoxy resins. More than 200 independent scientific studies show that exposures to low doses of BPA are associated with a wide
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will begin assessments on 23 commonly used chemicals, with a specific focus on flame retardant chemicals, in order to more fully understand any potential risks to people’s health and the environment. This effort is part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan which identifies commonly used chemicals for risk assessment.
EPA will begin evaluating 20 flame retardant chemicals, conducting full risk assessments for four of the flame retardants, three of which are on the TSCA Work Plan, and one that was the subject of an Action Plan development under TSCA.
As EPA develops its draft risk assessments, the agency will use information that is available through a wide range of publicly available data sources. EPA also encourages submission of additional relevant information on these chemicals, such as unpublished studies and information on uses and potential exposures. This information should be submitted by May 30, 2013, to ensure that it is included in the agency’s review.
Submit relevant information on these chemicals or find more information on TSCA Work Plan and flame retardant chemicals for risk assessment: