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Inside EPA - 05/24/2019

NAS Backs Subclass Review For Flame Retardants, Highlighting PFAS Method

May 21, 2019
A recent National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report proposing a clustering approach of grouping flame retardant chemicals into subclasses for risk assessment is highlighting the emerging consensus that EPA and others are considering for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), another large group of ubiquitous chemicals that are also subject to high-profile public scrutiny. NAS' May 15 report , “A Class Approach to Hazard Assessment of Organohalogen Flame Retardants,” recommends that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) group organohalogen flame...


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