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June 6, 2023

Groups Press EPA To Focus Formaldehyde Risk Assessment On Leukemia

June 22, 2022 at 5:44 PM
Environmentalists are pushing EPA to tighten its new draft risk assessment of formaldehyde by setting a cancer estimate based at least in part on the ubiquitous chemical’s links to leukemia, rejecting agency arguments that while such a link exists, the studies establishing it are too uncertain to use in an Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) review. EPA’s long-awaited IRIS draft on formaldehyde agrees with a controversial study that exposure to the chemical can cause myeloid leukemia but does not use...

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