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US EPA Tightens Textile Chemical Regulations

Posted Date: 
Monday, December 22, 2014

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US EPA Tightens Textile Chemical Regulations. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken action to prevent some harmful chemicals found in textiles from entering the American market.

Nine benzidine-based dyes, which can be used in textiles, paints and inks and can be coverted in the body into a chemical known to cause cancer, and DnPP, a phthalate used in PVC plastics that is shown to cause developmental and/or reproductive effects in lab animals, have been added to a Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) list, a regulatory instrument issued under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

The action closes a loophole to ensure that these chemicals and products containing them, like clothing, can’t be imported without EPA review, and the organization can place restrictions on the chemicals as warranted.

As part of the SNUR, anyone wishing to manufacture, import or process these chemicals for a significant “new use” must flag the EPA 90 days in advance of use so the agency can evaluate the intended use and take action as necessary.

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