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December 9, 2023

Environmentalists Say Asbestos Report Backs Strict TSCA Policy For PPE

October 28, 2022 at 2:08 PM
Environmentalists are touting new allegations that chlor-alkali industry workers face severe asbestos exposures despite safety guidelines, saying the claims bolster not only the agency’s proposed TSCA ban on the substance but also its overall decision to stop assuming workers will use protective gear in chemical risk evaluations. “The assumption that folks are using [personal protective equipment (PPE)], and applying that across the industry, is faulty,” Maria Doa, senior director for chemicals policy at Environmental Defense Fund and a former EPA...

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