The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that it would consider adding formaldehyde to a list that allows the agency to more carefully monitor and restrict its use.

The substance, noted for causing health problems like leukemia, is working its way through the processes of the Toxic Substances Control Act, which allows the EPA to require reporting, record-keeping, testing and restrictions on dangerous substances.

The move comes amid a brewing conflict between the EPA and House Science, Space and Technology Committee, which subpoenaed the agency last month following questions about conflicts of interests from EPA employees that slowed further study of the health impacts of formaldehyde.

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