EPA Announces First 10 Chemicals for Review

 This week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first 10 chemicals it will review under the updated Toxic Substances Control Act.

None of these chemicals are permitted in MADE SAFE® certified products: 

  • 1,4-Dioxane: contaminant commonly found in personal care products that suds and laundry detergent, linked to cancer.
  • 1-Bromopropane: solvent used in degreasers, dry cleaning and spray adhesives, linked to cancer
  • Asbestos: used in building materials, linked to cancer
  • Carbon Tetrachloride: cleaning fluid and degreasing agent, linked to cancer
  • Cyclic Aliphatic Bromide Cluster: flame retardant used in textiles and electronics, linked to aquatic toxicity
  • Methylene Chloride: paint remover, used in polyurethane foam production, linked to cancer
  • N-methylpyrrolidone: paint remover, linked to reproductive toxiciy
  • Pigment Violet 29: coloring used in consumer products, linked to aquatic toxicity
  • Tetrachloroethylene, aka perchloroethylene: cleaning substance, linked to cancer
  • Trichloroethylene – used in dry cleaning and refrigerants, linked to cancer

Based on the new deadlines under the updated law, the EPA will likely take five years to evaluate and regulate these chemicals.

Want a more immediate solution? We do, too. Shop MADE SAFE certified products and other safer products to vote with your dollars. Your demand for things without toxic chemicals will move the marketplace away from harmful ingredients much faster.

We encourage people to look to our partners at Safer Chemicals Healthy Families and the Breast Cancer Fund for insight, information, and ways to take action on policies that affect your health.

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