Environment & Energy Report

EPA Finalizes List of 20 Low-Priority Chemicals for Risk Review

Feb. 20, 2020, 8:45 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has published its first-ever list of 20 chemicals identified as low priorities for risk evaluations, including compounds used in food additives and solvents used in paints, dyes, and cleaning products.

The low priority list allows regulators to focus their efforts in risk evaluation on chemicals that could more significantly impact public health and the environment, the agency said Thursday.

Once the EPA finalizes a priority list, anyone who disagrees with its conclusions can file lawsuits challenging the information the agency used, or failed to use, in making its priority determinations, attorneys have said.

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