In First, EPA Issues New HBCD Risk Finding Under ‘Whole Chemical’ Method

June 28, 2022
EPA has finalized its revised TSCA risk determination for the cluster of flame retardant chemicals known as HBCD that abandons a Trump-era model of separate findings for each use of the substances and instead makes a first-time single determination for the “whole chemical,” rejecting industry arguments that its new approach is unlawful. “After review of these comments and consideration of the specific circumstances of HBCD, EPA concludes that the Agency's risk determination for HBCD is better characterized as a whole...

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