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EPA seeks public input on draft risk assessments

2:31 PM MST | January 14, 2013 | —Kara Sissell

EPA has released for public comment draft risk assessments for five chemicals used in household products—a move that represents a significant step in defining EPA’s approach to chemical management using its existing authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The proposal shows EPA is moving forward and has identified a methodological approach based on certain data inputs, and chemical industry representatives say they will be looking at the proposal to assess how the data and methodology compare with established risk-assessment processes. The...

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