The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will begin assessments on 23 chemicals, with a focus on flame retardant chemicals. Of the 23 chemicals, 20 are flame retardant chemicals and are used in products such as furniture, textiles and electronic equipment. These assessments are part of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan. Four of the flame retardants will receive a full risk assessment, three of which are on the TSCA Work Plan and one that was the subject of an Action Plan developed under TSCA. The chemicals are: 2-Ethylhexyl ester 2,3,4,5- tetrabromobenzoate (TBB); 1,2- Ethylhexyl 3,4,5,6-tetrabromo-benzenedicarboxylate or (2-ethylhexyl)-3,4,5,6 tetrabromophthalate (TBPH); Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP); and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD). For more information on the TSCA Work Plan and risk assessments visit the EPA website.