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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

TSCA Section 21 Petition Requesting EPA to Establish Regulations Prohibiting the Use and Distribution in Commerce of Hevea Brasiliensis Baled Natural-Rubber for the Manufacture of Tires

This petition requests EPA to “establish regulations prohibiting the use and distribution in commerce of Hevea brasiliensis baled natural-rubber for the manufacture of tires. The petition said rubber fails to satisfy The American Society for Testing Materials method ASTM D1076-06 (Category 5),” because: "Implementation of an EPA regulation that guides tire manufacturers to use Hevea brasiliensis baled natural-rubber that satisfies ASTM D1076-06 (Category 5) may affect the incidence of Hevea brasiliensis natural-rubber allergies and allergy induced autism."

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