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ACC Urges EPA To Revise PBT Criteria Over Environmentalists' Objections

February 07, 2018
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is urging EPA to update its criteria for identifying persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals under the revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), calling the criteria “outdated” and failing to reflect current science. However, environmentalists argue that Congress in crafting the TSCA update backed use of the existing criteria and that industry's proposed alternative is biased. EPA recently sought public input on uses, exposures and alternatives to five PBT chemicals it is targeting for expedited...

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