Issue Date: May 6, 2013
EPA Chemical Risk Program Criticized
A new approach by EPA to improve risk assessments for toxic chemicals used in commerce was criticized last week in a Government Accountability Office report (GAO-13-249). The report examines EPA efforts under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the agency’s attempt since 2009 to strengthen its review of the thousands of chemicals listed for possible commercial use in the U.S. EPA prioritized 83 chemicals for risk assessments, GAO notes, but only . . .
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