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EPA has set new guidelines for the first time in a decade to assess cancer risk posed by pollutants and chemicals in the environment.
The policy will focus attention on the carcinogenic contaminants people are most likely to be susceptible to and identify types of people most susceptible.
EPA says the guidelines will "identify agents that are not likely to have effects at environmental levels because they cause cancer in animals only at excessively high doses never seen in the environment."
Chemical Manufacturers Association reports U.S. businesses and state and local …