This petition requests EPA to “establish regulations prohibiting the use and distribution in commerce of Hevea brasiliensis baled natural-rubber for the manufacture of tires. The petition said rubber fails to satisfy The American Society for Testing Materials method ASTM D1076-06 (Category 5),” because: "Implementation of an EPA regulation that guides tire manufacturers to use Hevea brasiliensis baled natural-rubber that satisfies ASTM D1076-06 (Category 5) may affect the incidence of Hevea brasiliensis natural-rubber allergies and allergy induced autism."You may need Adobe Reader to view files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- TSCA Section 21 Petition Requesting EPA to Establish Regulations Prohibiting the Use and Distribution in Commerce of Hevea Brasiliensis Baled Natural-Rubber for the Manufacture of Tires (PDF)(8 pp, 151 K, February 26, 2008)
- EPA Response to TSCA Section 21 Petition (PDF)(16 pp, 7 MB, June 3, 2008)