"Chemical Law’s Worker Safeguards Ditched by EPA, Advocates Say"

"The EPA allowed a new ingredient for wood panel glues to be sold in December despite the potential that the compound might cause cancer.

It also let on the market a separate new paint ingredient that the agency’s own analysis said may potentially harm workers’ neurological systems and put their children’s development at risk.

These two cases illustrate a much broader “insidious” approach the Environmental Protection Agency is using as it reviews new chemicals, Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz, an attorney with Earthjustice, told Bloomberg Environment. That approach fails to protect mechanics, construction, and other workers in dozens of isolated decisions it makes, he said."

Pat Rizzuto reports for Bloomberg Environment February 28, 2019.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 02/28/2019