EPA Defends EtO IRIS Analysis In NASEM Review Of Alternate Risk Analysis

July 2, 2024
Top EPA research officials are again defending the agency’s controversial Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of the human health risks of exposure to ethylene oxide (EtO), telling a federal panel reviewing a competing assessment by Texas regulators that the federal assessment still represents the “best available science.” “I just really wanted to emphasize that EPA continues to stand behind the IRIS assessment of ethylene oxide and that it still represents the best available science to inform the hazard characterization...

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