DTSC Weakens Proposed Toxicity Regulations

In response to pressure from industry lobbyists, DTSC has further weakened its proposed regulations for toxicity criteria for human health risk assessment, screening levels, and remediation goals. Over twenty environmental health and justice organizations submitted comments asking that DTSC: require the most protective standard, disallow DTSC’s own toxicology staff to override California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s toxicity criteria, and remove prospective land use as a toxicity criteria (or ensure that surrounding land use is also included.) DTSC must prioritize the health of communities and stop giving undue influence to the industries it is supposed to regulate.

Below are organizational comments submitted to DTSC in April, 2018.

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