EPA should ‘reconsider’ strategy for chemical risk evaluations: National Academies

Washington — The systematic review process used by the Environmental Protection Agency to complete chemical risk evaluations under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act contains multiple shortcomings, and the agency should “reconsider its overall strategy” for such assessments, concludes a recently published report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

While examining the approach of the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, a National Academies committee found that the review process was not “comprehensive, workable, objective and transparent.” Read more

Comments are closed.