US EPA releases final TCE risk assessment—2nd final assessment in 38 years under TSCA authority

6/23/14 US EPA Bulletins

Since 1976, when Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) the EPA released its second final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (the first risk assessment covered asbestos). It focuses on the health risks from TCE exposure through spray aerosol degreasers, spray fixatives and dry cleaning industry stain removers. At this rate the EPA will finish the other 82 chemicals awaiting risk assessments by the year 3408 (let alone the other 84,000 chemicals yet to be queued up for assessment).


TSCA Work Plan Chemical Risk Assessment