Birnbaum Warns EPA Faces ‘Difficult’ Analyses To Achieve TSCA EJ Goals

May 17, 2021
As EPA eyes steps under TSCA to assess risks to “fenceline” communities facing a wide variety of chemical releases, the former director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), says analysis of chemical mixtures, potentially a key component of that work, will be “very difficult” for regulators to achieve. “I think mixtures are very difficult. You know, we've begun to deal with mixtures of chemicals that either have a common mechanism of action or that target a specific...

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