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Inside EPA - 08/09/2019

Environmentalists Fault EPA’s TSCA Assumptions On Workers’ Use Of PPE

August 2, 2019
Environmentalists are strongly criticizing EPA’s risk evaluations for a common solvent and a largely phased-out flame retardant for what they say is a gross understatement of the risks that workers face from exposure to the chemicals, in part because the agency assumes workers will use protective equipment. They are also criticizing the evaluations for downplaying risks to the environment and for failing to fully consider the exposure risks to the general public. EPA’s findings in draft Toxic Substances Control Act...

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