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October 22, 2019

EPA Sees Workers’ Dioxane Risks But New TSCA Reviews Spark Threats

June 28, 2019 at 5:20 PM
EPA has found that the ubiquitous solvent 1,4 dioxane poses risks to workers “in certain circumstances,” according to a newly released draft evaluation, opening the door to new workplace protections or limits on the chemical’s use under its revised Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authority. But the draft evaluation of 1,4 dioxane found no other conditions of use present unreasonable risk, suggesting those uses will likely remain on the market as a result. In addition, a separate draft evaluation of...

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