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June 6, 2023

Industry Claims Host Of Scientific Flaws In Draft Formaldehyde Assessment

June 17, 2022 at 4:26 PM
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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