All Sides Blast EPA for Latest Conclusions on Toxic Solvent

Dec. 14, 2020, 10:22 PM

Environmentalists, industry groups, and 16 attorneys general are among those criticizing the EPA for its latest analysis of the toxic solvent 1,4-dioxane, saying the agency’s conclusions of its risk are fundamentally flawed.

The criticism came in more than a dozen comments that the Environmental Protection Agency posted Monday about its extra analysis of 1,4-dioxane. The agency agreed to examine more exposures to 1,4-dioxane—used to make adhesives, sealants, spray polyurethane foam, among other products—at the request of several trade groups following the release of a draft risk analysis.

The American Chemistry Council, which represents chemical makers, said it was “deeply troubled” ...

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