ACC Urges EPA To Weigh New Formaldehyde Data For Risk Assessment

March 20, 2017
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is urging EPA to consider what it calls new "game changing" research on formaldehyde's potential to cause leukemia before the agency finalizes a long-running assessment of the common chemical's public health risks, raising concerns that the agency has stopped considering the new data before the analysis is completed. EPA has spent the past six years reworking a draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of formaldehyde after a 2011 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report...

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