The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced new regulations that require all domestic chemical manufacturers to register with the agency, but those that don’t will be allowed to sell or distribute toxic chemicals overseas.
The announcement, made by EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, comes after years of a steady stream of reports of dangerous chemicals in U.M. products.
Last year, the EPA discovered that dozens of chemicals were used in household products without government approval, including some commonly found in household cleaning products and hair care products, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
The new regulations also apply to products used in consumer products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash.
The EPA has said it’s now working to identify and prevent these toxic products from entering the U.K. market.
But there are concerns that some of the chemicals in these products might be dangerous to consumers and the environment, the Times reported.
In addition to the new rules, the agency has banned imports of many other types of chemicals that were previously exempt.
The move follows years of growing concern over the chemicals used in many of the products that have been banned from the U!
A report from CNN Money found that a significant number of products, including shampoo, detergent, and nail polish, were contaminated with carcinogens and other chemicals found in the U!.
The new EPA regulations are a step in the right direction, according the Associated Press.
But experts warn that the agency is only one of many federal agencies in the country that have a responsibility to enforce the Clean Air Act and protect public health.