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Some Chemical Uses Ignored in EPA Risk Plans (Corrected)

June 1, 2018, 8:29 PM; Updated: June 3, 2018, 5:39 PM

The EPA will disregard certain ways people could be exposed to chemicals if air, water, food, or other laws already apply to those exposures.

The agency June 1 released ten plans to examine potential health and environmental harms of 10 chemicals. In those plans, the EPA said the nation’s primary chemicals law allows it to exclude some chemical exposures. Bloomberg Environment prepared a snapshot of chemical uses the agency will or won’t evaluate.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s conclusions on the chemical exposures, called uses, that it will focus on under the Toxic Substances Control Act will affect public health,...

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