EPA Chemical Risk Evaluations Draw Criticism From Enviros

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (June 28, 2019, 6:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said a flame retardant and solvent that were identified for a priority risk analysis under recent changes to federal law do not, in large part, pose unreasonable risks to humans or the environment, prompting immediate criticism from environmentalists.

In draft risk assessments now open for public comment, the EPA said flame retardant cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster, also known as HBCD, does not pose an unreasonable risk to the general population, consumers, workers, or the environment. The agency also said 1,4-dioxane does not pose an unreasonable risk to the environment, but can pose an unreasonable...

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