March 21, 2023
EPA Touts Formaldehyde Review Despite Clash Over Workers’ Cancer Risk
EPA says its draft risk assessment of formaldehyde will be a model for reforms to the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program, even as employers continue to question its finding that studies of exposed workers show inhaling the chemical can cause leukemia and accuse the agency of misleading peer reviewers on its methods. In recently released written responses to questions from a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) peer review panel, EPA says it developed the formaldehyde draft in parallel to...
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