EPA Withdraws Proposed Chemical Regulations

Washington, DC, Sept. 9, 2013 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals, according to the Huffington Post.

One of the rules was a proposal to add Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical included in many water bottles and other plastic products, to the list of "chemicals of concern" that would be subject to more scrutiny.

The EPA also proposed listing eight different types of phthalates and several types of flame retardants known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

A second rule  would have required companies to disclose the chemicals used in products and the health and safety studies the companies have conducted on those chemicals.

Much of that information has been protected as confidential business information.