A new low even for the Trump EPA on chemical safety

| October 1, 2019

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Recent decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency are failing to protect workers from the leading cause of asthma in the workplace: a class of chemicals called isocyanates. It's a new low in this administration’s implementation of the nation’s chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA. First — a bit of background for understanding how this happened and why it presents an even more concerning turn in the Trump EPA’s reckless approval process for new chemicals to enter the market. Isocyanates (pronounced “eye-soh-SY’-uh-nayts”) are nasty chemicals used in various industrial processes as well as everyday materials and products. They are dangerous when they’re left unreacted as “residuals” after manufacturing other chemicals or in products such as paints, insulation and certain plastics.

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