ACC: EPA's dioxin assessment is "overstating risks"

09/9/2011 | ChemicalWatch.com (subscription required)

The American Chemistry Council says that the two-part review of dioxin by the Environmental Protection Agency will result in increased costs without a corresponding benefit to public health. ACC cited a continued decline in public dioxin exposure. "The EPA's dioxin assessment will lead to unwarranted concerns about the safety of the U.S. food supply, and may lead to uncontrolled and artificial trade barriers for commodity exports, major challenges to urban renewal and brownfield redevelopment, and massive cleanup and remediation costs for states and municipalities," said ACC's David Fischer.

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