EPA Staff Slated To Release Long-Awaited Cumulative Risk Guidance

December 19, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- EPA's Risk Assessment Forum (RAF) expects to release in 2013 a draft of its long-awaited guidance for cumulatively assessing risks of multiple stressors, an approach that many advocates believe provides a more complete picture of communities' risks than current chemical-specific studies but that EPA has struggled to adopt. Lawrence Martin, an RAF staffer, told the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) conference here that the guidance will "push the envelope of how cumulative risk assessment is performed at...

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