Peer reviewers: EPA should revise draft evaluation of fragrance musk ingredient

01/13/2014 | Bloomberg BNA (free content)

The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that a common polycyclic musk fragrance ingredient poses little concern to the environment, but a peer review panel is requesting that it revise its draft evaluation before it can be used for regulatory decisions. Trade groups, including the American Cleaning Institute, support the agency's conclusion and have provided additional data to improve the final document. The evaluation is part of a 2012 initiative from the EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics to evaluate "work plan" chemicals.

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