As EPA Declines, Study Seeks Risk Analysis Of Flame Retardants As A Class

October 23, 2019
Researchers, including a former top government scientist, are urging regulators to assess and manage flame retardant chemicals as a class in order to reduce regrettable substitution of unsafe alternatives, an approach that EPA does not currently appear to be considering in its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) analyses of existing chemicals. In their paper published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters Oct 22, the researchers reviewed a score of organophosphate ester flame retardants (OPFRs), which replaced some of the...

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