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Chamber Of Commerce Attacks EPA Oversight Of Bisphenol A, Hexabromocyclododecane

By Brad Johnson  

"Chamber Of Commerce Attacks EPA Oversight Of Bisphenol A, Hexabromocyclododecane"

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In April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took long-delayed action to regulate extremely toxic chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act. Yesterday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to regulatory czar Cass Sunstein, asking him to “[s]uspend the consideration and initiation of all TSCA§5(b)(4) listings” because “it appears EPA lacks the sound regulatory science needed to meet the statutory threshold for a restriction or ban of the targeted chemicals.”

The toxic chemicals the Chamber is defending are: Bisphenol A (BPA), benzidine-based dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), long-chain perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), nonylphenol (NP) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), phthalates, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs), and toluene diisocyanate (TDI).

Download the U.S. Chamber of Commerce toxic letter.

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