The Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that it will require new environmental studies of bisphenol A, a widely used chemical that hardens plastics, to determine where it exists in levels that require a response. "It is important to recognize that EPA is not proposing any regulatory action regarding human health," said Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council. "We look forward to a productive exchange with EPA on this action plan and working to modernize [the Toxic Substances Control Act] in a way that allows EPA to better prioritize chemicals for review."

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