EPA Proposes Updated Approach for Reviewing Scientific Studies of Chemical Risks

EDF Statement from Senior Director of Chemical Policy, Maria Doa

December 21, 2021
Terry Hyland, (202) 907-5265

(WASHINGTON, DC – Dec. 21, 2021) — “We’re pleased to see EPA acknowledge the significant flaws in the original 2018 TSCA systematic review method and that the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention has collaborated with the Office of Research and Development to incorporate elements of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) methodology in its proposed framework for reviewing scientific studies of chemical risks. The systematic review protocol is crucial to ensuring TSCA risk evaluations are scientifically robust and provide a strong basis for protecting public health. We will review the agency’s proposed framework in detail over the coming weeks.”

  • Maria Doa, Senior Director, Chemical Policy

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