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October 22, 2019

ATSDR Profile Of TCE Highlights Long-Running Agency Differences

July 2, 2019 at 5:33 PM
Long-running divisions between OSHA and other agencies over how to assess the risks of the ubiquitous solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) have been thrown into stark relief as a federal health agency is backing EPA’s 2011 assessment setting strict risk values for the chemical. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) July 1 said EPA’s approach for assessing TCE was “reasonable,” rejecting industry calls to ignore a controversial toxicology study that EPA’s risk program used when it set risk values...

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