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January 15, 2021

UAW Urges Stricter View Of PV29 Workplace Risks In EPA Assessment

December 31, 2020 at 12:07 PM
The United Auto Workers (UAW) is pushing EPA to tighten its assessment of workplace risks from pigment violet 29 (PV29), arguing that the agency’s draft evaluation of the chemical underestimates the dangers of worker exposures, especially amid a respirator shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Dec. 17 comments to EPA toxics chief Alex Dunn, UAW urges the agency to withdraw its draft findings on whether PV29 presents “unreasonable risks” to workers, including “occupational non-users” (ONUs) who work near the...

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