EPA’s failure to disclose chemical health risks draws ire

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EPA is failing in its obligation to share critical information about the hazards of more than 1,200 chemicals on the market, according to a watchdog group.

In a complaint filed yesterday and first reported today by E&E News, the organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility called on EPA to share substantial risk reports sent from industry members to the agency.

Those statements were once available to the public through an online portal, but have not been shared since the beginning of 2019. Advocates and health experts are concerned that the lack of transparency is shielding information regarding chemicals like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, among others.

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