The EPA could take years to review TCE, one of the first 10 chemicals it will consider under an update to US chemical laws. Documents analysed by the Guardian show industry lobbying against the science linking illnesses and TCE and two other controversial chemicals – formaldehyde and hexavalent chromium. He contested the low dose at which EPA assumes TCE poses a risk, particularly to women of child-bearing age. The Erin Brokovich chemical still under reviewThe chemicals lobby has also been pushing EPA researchers to consider more industry-funded research on hexavalent chromium. Chemical studies in rodents are expensive and time-consuming.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 06:01 UTC