Michael Dourson, president’s nominee for EPA position, founded consultancy in which he was paid to criticize studies questioning safety of clients’ products

Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency faces questions over his history as a close ally to the chemical industry and suitability to be its chief regulator.

Michael Dourson, the nominee, founded a consultation group in 1995, the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, a private evaluation non-profit organization that tests chemicals and produces reports on which chemicals are hazardous in what quantities.

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