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NRDC: Industry Spent Millions to Forestall Formaldehyde, TCE and Styrene Findings

3:56 PM MDT | October 25, 2011 | Kara Sissell

U.S. industry groups spent millions of dollars over decades to delay government toxicity findings for three substances: trichloroethylene, (TCE), formaldehyde, and styrene, according to a recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC: Washington). The groups says its report examines “industry’s role in preventing EPA from reaching conclusions about the toxicity and human health risks of hazardous chemicals,” NRDC says. NRDC says weaknesses in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) allow chemical companies to thwart U.S...

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