"EPA Takes Aim at Toxics in Dyes, Flame Retardants, Detergents"

"The potential human health risks of chemicals widely used in dyes, flame retardants, and industrial laundry detergents have prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study and potentially ban their manufacture and use.

The EPA today released 'action plans' that address benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane, HBCD, and nonylphenol, NP/nonylphenol ethoxylates, NPEs used in both consumer and industrial applications.

'These chemicals have been detected in people,' the EPA declared. "

Environment News Service had the story August 18, 2010.

Thursday, August 19, 2010