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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) Action Plan

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants in a number of applications. EPA is concerned that some of the component congeners are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic and intends to initiate a number of actions to limit the exposure and release of PBDE congeners and/or articles to which they have been added.

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