07 Aug '11, 4pm

It’s glymes time: EPA takes on obscure chemicals in consumer products. — Environmental Health News

It’s glymes time: EPA takes on obscure chemicals in consumer products. — Environmental Health News

Hardly anyone has heard of them, but millions of pounds of glymes are used every year to make household products. Now time is running out for glymes – at least when it comes to new uses in consumer products. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it plans to clamp down on these little-known ingredients used by a broad array of industries, including manufacturers of lithium batteries, inkjet cartridges, paints, prescription drugs and microchips. Three glymes pose a “high concern to workers, consumers and children” because they may have reproductive or developmental effects, the EPA says. A study more than a decade ago found links to miscarriages among semiconductor plant workers.

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2011/epa-...

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