Environment & Energy

Advisers Slam EPA Lack of Data on Safety of Pigment (Corrected)

June 20, 2019, 8:01 PM; Updated: June 26, 2019, 8:48 PM

The EPA doesn’t have enough scientific information to back its preliminary conclusion that a chemical pigment poses no unreasonable risks, a science advisory panel told the agency June 20.

Nor did the agency use its authority provided by Congress to get needed information from that chemical’s manufacturer, according to the panel.

The Environmental Protection Agency could be correct, but the many assumptions that led to its no-unreasonable-risk conclusion aren’t backed by sufficient data, most members of the EPA’s Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals said during its first-ever meeting.

Specifically, the agency lacks research that would document whether and...

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