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EPA Rejects Fluoride Ban But Details New TSCA Path To Revive Request

Source: Inside EPA | February 24th, 2017 | By Dave Reynolds

EPA is rejecting health groups’ petition seeking a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) ban on drinking water fluoridation after finding it lacked adequate evidence of neurological risks to justify a ban, but the agency is also offering guidance on how to craft petitions to win reviews of potential bans under last year’s revised TSCA.

In a notice scheduled for publication in the Feb. 27 Federal Register, EPA argues that the Nov. 23 petition to ban drinking water fluoridation — a single use of a class of chemicals — is inconsistent with the agency’s obligation under the recently revised TSCA to conduct comprehensive reviews of specific chemicals and address risks from all uses…

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