New in EHP: Regulating Organohalogen Flame Retardants by Class

The idea of regulating groups of similar chemicals by class is not new, but it's certainly gaining least among academics. Actual progress at the regulatory level has been quite limited, perhaps the best example being a few legacy PFAS chemicals grouped together. But a significant amount of work has been published in the scientific literature in recent years exploring the concepts of regrettable substitutions, common modes of action, cumulative impacts, etc. Some chemical types and classes often proposed for regulation by class include bisphenols (BPA, BPS, BPF, etc.), the broader class of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and, as addressed in my latest Science Selection news article for Environmental Health Perspectives, organohalogen flame retardants. Read the full article here!


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