Use of 1-bromopropane (N-propyl bromide) in dry cleaning is rare and rapidly declining toward obsolescence

The Clean Air Act has identified 187 chemicals or mixtures as Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted petitions to add 1-bromopropane to the Hazardous Air Pollutants list. This recent action by EPA represents the first such addition to the HAP list since 1990. A chemical is added to the HAP list based upon the petition providing “adequate data for EPA to determine that emissions, ambient concentrations, bioaccumulation, or deposition of the substance are known to cause or may reasonably be anticipated to cause adverse effects to human health or the environment"


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