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EPA Deters Safer Chemicals from Market, Rep. Shimkus Warns (1)

March 13, 2019, 3:40 PMUpdated: March 13, 2019, 7:52 PM

Delays in the EPA’s reviews of new and often safer chemicals are keeping more concerning compounds on the market, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) said March 13.

“I’m particularly concerned about making sure more effective, efficient, and safe new chemicals enter the market,” said Shimkus, the top Republican on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee.

He spoke during opening remarks at a subcommittee hearing that focused on a different issue: whether or not the EPA is protecting workers exposed to chemicals.

If new chemicals can replace existing compounds that may pose health or environmental ...

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