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Solvent, Flame Retardants Largely Cleared in EPA Risk Analyses

June 28, 2019, 1:51 PM

A solvent and processing aid that BASF Corp. has manufactured to produce other pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and pesticides doesn’t generally pose sufficient health or environmental risks to warrant regulation, the EPA has concluded in a draft review.

Workers might face undue risks in a few circumstances in which they could be exposed to the solvent, 1,4-dioxane, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a draft risk evaluation released June 28.

If the EPA later issues that conclusion as final, it would be required to propose one year later some type of regulation to control uses of the solvent.

A group of ...