Inside EPA - 11/08/2019

NAS Panel Again Backs EPA’s Arsenic Analysis Plan But With Lone Dissent

November 1, 2019
A National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel is largely backing EPA’s plan for its long-pending re-assessment of the risks of inorganic arsenic, a ubiquitous contaminant, reiterating calls for the agency to proceed with its dose-response analysis using new data that shows risks at low exposures while using controversial extrapolation techniques only at the lowest levels. “Overall, 10 of the 11 committee members found that the approaches outlined in EPA’s IRIS Assessment plan and supplemental materials address many of the recommendations...

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