The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Signed into Law
June 22, 2016 – President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act which updates the current Toxic Substances Control Act. Learn more.
New EPA Flyer for Parents on Flame Retardant Chemicals
Flame retardant chemicals, used to decrease the ability of materials to ignite, are often found in baby products, upholstered furniture, carpet and draperies. Children may be more vulnerable these chemicals because their bodies grow at a faster rate than adults. EPA recently developed a flyer to help parents reduce their children’s exposure to flame retardant chemicals.
March 3, 2016 – EPA released a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) that indicates risks to workers and consumers. EPA is seeking public comment and peer review of the assessment of this chemical which is used in spray adhesives, dry cleaning (including spot cleaners) applications, and degreasing operations. Learn more.