Formaldehyde Controversy Raises Concerns For Retailers Over EPA’s Future Review And Regulation Of Chemicals And Associated Litigation Risk

From: Mondaq

“Industry groups have met with EPA and have publicly expressed concerns that the updated risk assessment will be merely a “restructuring” of the original draft and will still suffer from the same scientific and methodological defects previously identified by the NRC. Consumer groups and legislators have accused EPA of bowing to industry pressure to withhold the updated assessment and have continued to call for its release. Meanwhile, EPA has suggested that the agency is re-evaluating some of the science underlying the assessment and is currently facing a lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) alleging that EPA failed to respond to the group’s public records request.”

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