TSCA Final Rules for Five PBT Chemicals
On December 22, 2020, The United States Environmental Protection Agency ” EPA” released the final rules under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that will reduce exposure to five chemicals that are persistent, bio accumulative and toxic (PBT). These rules came in to be effect on Feb 5, 2021.
- Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE) CAS No “1163-19-5”: A flame retardant in plastic enclosures for televisions, computers, audio and video equipment, textiles, and upholstered articles, wire, and cables for communication and electronic equipment, and other applications.
- Phenol, isopropylated phosphate (3:1) (PIP (3:1)) CAS No “68937-41-7”: A plasticizer, a flame retardant, an anti-wear additive, or an anti-compressibility additive in hydraulic fluid, lubricating oils, lubricants and greases, various industrial coatings, adhesives, sealants, and plastic articles.
- 2,4,6-tris(tert-butyl) phenol (2,4,6-TTBP) CAS No “732-26-3”: An intermediate/reactant in processing, and is incorporated into formulations destined for fuel and fuel-related additives.
- Hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD) CAS No “87-68-3”: A chemical used as a halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon that is produced as a byproduct during the manufacture of chlorinated hydrocarbons.
- Pentachlorothiophenol (PCTP) CAS No “133-49-3”: A chemical used to make rubber more pliable in industrial uses.
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For more information on the TSCA and these five chemicals, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/persistent-bioaccumulative-and-toxic-pbt-chemicals-under
By Doaa Yousry