Suit Over EPA's Rejection Of Fluoride Ban Claims TSCA Misinterpretation

April 19, 2017
Environmentalists and public health groups are suing EPA over its rejection of a petition seeking a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ban on drinking water fluoridation, arguing the agency's denial “erroneously interpreted” language in the overhauled TSCA by placing unwieldy burdens on petitioners to justify their request for a ban. EPA in its petition denial said that a ban on fluoridation -- a single use of a class of chemicals -- was at odds with TSCA's mandate to review specific...

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