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If you’ve ever read a news article or blog post about chemicals, you may have heard the oft-cited claim that there are 84,000 untested chemicals in everyday products. This is false. The actual count of chemicals in commerce is around 40,000 – this reflects all chemicals that have been in commerce since 2006. And, for more than 35 years, the number of new chemicals that have come to market without EPA review has been zero.

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