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WASHINGTON (February 21, 2013) - In response to a letter about flame retardants that was sent to EPA by Sen. Lautenberg, and his colleagues, the American Chemistry Council's  North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) released the following statement.

"The EPA has already undertaken a prioritization of various chemicals, including a number of flame retardants. Our members have cooperated with the EPA on four Design for the Environment Programs, which considered the scientific data available for various flame retardants. We look forward to cooperating with EPA on a transparent and science-based risk assessment process for priority chemicals.

"We are evaluating Sen. Lautenberg's letter, but after an initial review, we are concerned about its inaccuracies and mischaracterizations of flame retardants."

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