How does the EPA decide what chemicals should be banned?

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    If a chemical is used in the manufacture of a product for public use, the company must submit the chemicals used for testing under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). During the testing process, they determine various aspects of the chemical, such as its absortpion/evaporation speed, pH level, carcinogenic potential, and toxicity. Numerous test subjects are required for this stage, such as plant and animal life, including marine animals. If the chemical tested is determined to be too hazardous to humans and/or the environment, it may be subject to regulations put in place by the EPA.

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      If a chemical is used in the manufacture of a product for public use, the company must submit the chemicals used for testing under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). During the testing process, they determine various aspects of the chemical, such as its absortpion/evaporation speed, pH level, carcinogenic potential, and toxicity. Numerous test subjects are required for this stage, such as plant and animal life, including marine animals. If the chemical tested is determined to be too hazardous to humans and/or the environment, it may be subject to regulations put in place by the EPA.

      http://www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/pubs/790_799.html

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