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Dec. 20, 2019, 5:24 PMUpdated: Dec. 20, 2019, 8:01 PM

EPA Names 20 Chemicals to Be Examined for Potential Harm (1)

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

The EPA announced on Dec. 20 the 20 chemicals—used by the automotive, cosmetics, furniture, textile, and many other industries—it will review to decide whether their potential to harm people or the environment is so great that the chemicals must be restricted in some way.

A preliminary list of companies that could have to pay a joint $1.35 million-per-chemical risk evaluation fee for those 20 chemicals will be released by the EPA in January, Ryan Schmit, from the agency’s chemicals office, said Dec. 19.

There were no surprises in the agency’s final decision about which 20 “high priority” chemicals will have ...