EPA works to reduce five chemicals

Posted Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making efforts to fulfil the requirements set out by the newly reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), otherwise known as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st century.

To help consumers reduce their exposure to bio-accumulative and toxic chemicals, the EPA is working to reduce five particular chemicals.

The five chemicals are:

  1. Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD, which is a substance used when manufacturing rubber compounds and solvents.
  2. 2,4,6-tris (tert-butyl) phenol, used as an oil additive.
  3. Decabromodiphenyl ethers (DecaBDE), is commonly used as a flame retardant.
  4. pentachlorothio-phenol (PCTP), is used to make rubber more pliable.
  5. Tris (4-isopropylphenyl) phosphate is used as a flame retardant on consumer products.

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