When product research turns up potential risks to humans and the environment, the Toxic Substances Control Act requires immediate reporting to the EPA. DuPont failed to do so when developing some new construction materials and has settled for $3.3 million with the EPA. Considering the nature of the application of these materials, this allegation seems quite serious:
DuPont in 2006 tested various chemicals for possible use as surface protection, masonry protection, water repellants, sealants and paints. The company?s studies showed “acute inhalation toxicity in rats,” according to the consent agreement.
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