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Screen Chemicals Faster, Trade Group Tells EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency should commit to a 20-year timeframe to screen chemicals in commerce if it wants to effectively focus on chemicals of greatest concern, says the American Cleaning Institute.
“From an industry standpoint, we need a credible federal program that would install confidence in the market,” Paul DeLeo, the institute’s associate vice president for environmental safety told Bloomberg BNA.
The agency’s proposed process to screen chemicals and follow up with risk evaluations for those deemed high priorities “doesn’t instill any confidence in the market,” DeLeo said. At the proposed pace, the agency will be carrying out chemical evaluations for the next 200 years, he said.

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