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Washington, D.C. -- Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce favorably reported the PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535), as amended, to the full House of Representatives by a vote of 31-19.
Washington, DC — Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed down a decision in Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, et al v. U.S. EPA. The petition challenged EPA’s “framework rules” under the 2016 Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following the lead of other major retailers and answering consumer demand for products free from toxic chemicals, Staples today launched a new Chemicals Policy targeting the reduction and substitution of toxic chemicals including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Lowe’s, North America’s second-largest home improvement retailer, announced that it will phase out the sale of all indoor residential carpets and rugs containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft methylene chloride risk evaluation that addresses commercial paint stripper uses. In January 2017, EPA proposed to ban commercial paint stripper uses, but it later removed these uses from its March 2019 final rule, leaving workers unprotected from harm. 
Grocery chain Ahold Delhaize USA today announced a new “sustainable chemistry commitment” that restricts toxic chemicals, including the classes of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), bisphenol A (BPA) and other bisphenols, ortho-phthalates, and other chemicals, in the products sold across its 2,000 stores nationwide.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced that it will phase out the sale of all carpets and rugs containing PFAS chemicals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1790) with important provisions to phase out by 2023 the use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluouroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been the cause of drinking water contamination across the United States.
Today the Retail Leadership Council (RLC) of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) issued a new statement developed by major retailers calling on chemical companies and suppliers to develop safer alternatives for flame retardants, plasticizers, water and stain repellents, and other chemicals in products sold at retail.
(Washington, DC) Royal DSM, the global chemical coatings company, announced today that it would phase out the toxic chemical N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) by July 2020 as part of the company’s new sustainability strategy. NMP is currently used in the company’s coatings used to protect wood flooring and cabinets.

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