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EPA to Regulate Hazardous Chemicals in Building Materials

Asbestos, HBCD, and other chemicals face restrictions under the new Toxic Substances Control Act.

A toxic flame retardant used in polystyrene insulation may finally be banned in the U.S.

Hexabromocyclododecane, or HBCD—a persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemical already banned by the E.U.—is one of ten chemicals currently being reviewed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Published March 1, 2017 Permalink