July 1, 2022
Industry Claims Host Of Scientific Flaws In Draft Formaldehyde Assessment
Industry groups are calling for EPA to rework its draft formaldehyde risk assessment to address what they say is a long list of scientific faults, ranging from the agency’s handling of a controversial workplace-exposure study to a failure to “harmonize” its approach to evaluating the chemical’s cancer risks with 2005 guidelines. In letters filed ahead of a June 13 deadline for public comment, several trade associations and industry-affiliated consultants say the draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of formaldehyde...
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