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EPA Releases Final Chemical Risk Evaluation for Perchloroethylene

Posted by [email protected] on Dec. 31, 2020  /  2020 Blogs     

December 15, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final risk evaluation for perchloroethylene. Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA is required to evaluate the risks associated with exposure to existing chemicals in commerce using the best available science, and then take action to address any unreasonable risks identified. Today’s final risk findings complete the risk evaluation process required by TSCA for perchloroethylene.

EPA used feedback received from the public comment and the scientific peer review process carried out by the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals to inform the final risk evaluation. The final risk evaluation for perchloroethylene determined that there are unreasonable risks to workers, occupational non-users, consumers, and bystanders from 59 out of 61 conditions of uses. EPA found no unreasonable risks to the environment.

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