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EPA to Revisit Whether Eight Chemicals Too Risky for People (4)

June 30, 2021, 1:48 PMUpdated: June 30, 2021, 9:21 PM

The Biden administration’s EPA will revisit whether eight chemicals the agency already examined pose greater risks to workers and communities than the Trump administration found, the agency’s top chemicals official said Wednesday.

The eight chemicals are seven solvents—methylene chloride, trichloroethylene (TCE), carbon tetrachloride, n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), 1-bromopropane (1-BP), perchloroethylene (PERC), and 1-4 dioxane—along with the cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD), a group of three flame retardants evaluated together, said Michal Illana Freedhoff, assistant administrator for chemical safety and pollution prevention.

That could increase the risks the Environmental Protection Agency agency will conclude the chemicals pose to workers, the ...