toxic substances control act http://wfpl.org en New Chemical Safety Bill Introduced; Health Advocates Say It's Lacking http://wfpl.org/post/new-chemical-safety-bill-introduced-health-advocates-say-its-lacking <p>A bipartisan bill to reform some of the country’s laws regulating chemicals has been introduced in the Senate, but some environmental advocates say it’s missing key provisions.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 20:38:50 +0000 Erica Peterson 5523 at http://wfpl.org EPA Will Assess Some Flame Retardant Chemicals for Potential Human Health Effects http://wfpl.org/post/epa-will-assess-some-flame-retardant-chemicals-potential-human-health-effects <p>The Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/C6BE79994C3FD08785257B3B0054E2FA" target="_blank">plans to assess 23 commonly-used chemicals</a>—including 20 flame retardants—for their potential effects on human health and the environment.</p><p>The study will also include an analysis of how several of those flame retardants behave in the environment…like whether they bioaccumulate in humans or can be absorbed into the body with a certain type of exposure.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:27:04 +0000 Erica Peterson 4790 at http://wfpl.org EPA Will Assess Some Flame Retardant Chemicals for Potential Human Health Effects