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Maine Environment Dept. Considers Prioritizing Phthalates For Reporting

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A citizen petition from NGO Clean and Healthy Maine requests that the state’s Department of the Environment add four phthalates to its list of priority chemicals, use of which would need to be reported to the department when present above de minimis levels in certain children’s products, including cosmetics. The DOE has issued a draft rule in response and has scheduled a hearing to consider the proposal.

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