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CHEJ: EPA Closer Than Ever To Finalizing Study On Dioxin
January 17, 2012, 3:04 pm
Filed under: News

EPA is closer than ever to completing their study on dioxin, one of the most toxic chemicals known to science that is building up in our bodies and food supply.  EPA is poised to finalize the release of the noncancer portion of their dioxin study the end of this month.  The chemical industry is doing all they can to pressure EPA to delay the release of this report once again, as they’ve been doing for over 20 years.  We can’t let them get away with this!
CHEJ is coordinating a national campaign to urge EPA to finalize this study once and for all.  Last week Rep. Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, sent EPA a fantastic letter urging EPA to finalize this dioxin study.  You can read Markey’s letter and press release at http://markey.house.gov/press-release/markey-epa-no-more-delays-dioxin-health-assessment. This comes at a time when dioxin releases increased by 18% from 2009-2010, and dioxin air releases increased by 10%.

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