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NRDC: Industry Tactics Delayed Health Assessments for Decades

10:29 AM MDT | October 18, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC: Washington) has released a report  detailing what it says are decades of industry influence used to delay toxicity findings for three substances: trichloroethylene, (TCE), formaldehyde, and styrene. The 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. EPA’s attempt to finalize health...

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