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Exxon Mobil Asks EPA to Examine Risks of Two Plastics Chemicals

June 14, 2019, 11:09 PM

Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked the EPA to evaluate the health and environmental risks of four chemicals used to make polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, flexible so it can be used for making car parts, carpet backing, coat wires and other purposes, the agency announced June 14.

The request, being managed by the American Chemistry Council’s High Phthalates Panel, marks the first time companies have asked and said they are willing to pay for the Environmental Protection Agency to evaluate a chemical they produce since July 2017. That’s when the agency issued a rule (RIN:2070-AK20) describing how it ...