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EPA Touts Draft Formaldehyde Assessment As Model For IRIS Reforms

February 2, 2023
EPA says its draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessment of formaldehyde uses “fundamentally the same” approach set out in the program’s newly overhauled handbook, setting the review up as a model for implementing those changes -- even as it concedes the draft was largely finished in 2017, almost five years before the handbook’s release. In recently released written responses to questions from a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) peer review panel, EPA says it developed the formaldehyde draft in...

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