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EPA Posts Plans to Examine Formaldehyde, Six More Chemicals (1)

April 17, 2020, 8:00 PMUpdated: April 17, 2020, 9:46 PM

The EPA released for public comment Friday its preliminary plans to examine the risks posed by seven widely used chemicals, including formaldehyde.

The risk analyses the Environmental Protection Agency is conducting will ultimately decide whether the electronics, plastics, funeral, and many other industries can continue to use these chemicals.

Companies that have produced one or more of the seven chemicals include the Koch Industries Inc., Eastman Chemical Co., and W.R. Grace and Co.

The agency’s plans describe which ways these substances are used that it intends to examine along with potential harms and exposures it proposes to analyze. The ...