EPA Takes Tougher Stance on New Chemicals

EPA Takes Tougher Stance on New Chemicals
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The US Environmental Protection Agency is making major changes to the way it evaluates the safety of new chemicals, the agency announced March 29. To start, the EPA will assess the risks of all uses—known and potential—of a new chemical, and it will mandate necessary protections for workers.

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