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EPA Chemicals Chief Eyes Eased Approach To Workplace Chemical Limits

January 25, 2024 at 5:41 PM
EPA chemicals chief Michal Freedhoff told GOP senators during a Jan. 24 hearing that the agency will ease its approach to calculating workplace existing chemical exposure limits (ECELs) when risk evaluations would support limits below “background” levels -- a move that could partly address employers’ arguments that its proposals so far have been unachievably strict. During a Jan. 24 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) oversight hearing on implementation of the reformed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Freedhoff variously...

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