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U.S. Chemical Makers’ Sharing of Use Data Stirs Debate

Sept. 19, 2018, 10:50 AM

Only a limited number of U.S. manufacturers have shared chemical use information with the EPA since the primary U.S. industrial chemicals law was amended in 2016, and one attorney says they need to do a better job.

But other chemical specialists and attorneys say the U.S. isn’t there yet in the chemical regulatory process, in contrast with the European Union, which has been implementing its most recent chemicals regulation for more than 10 years.

The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of reviewing 10 chemicals to possibly control their risks under the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control ...

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