SAB Says Draft EPA Lead Model ‘Major Step Forward’ But Cites Weaknesses

July 1, 2020
EPA advisors reviewing the agency’s draft model for predicting lead concentrations across all ages are generally praising the agency’s effort as a major technical and public policy step forward, although some are cautioning there are significant weaknesses in the model’s software and structure and are calling for other improvements to the model. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) June 23 critiqued a June 2 draft report developed by an SAB peer review panel that reviewed EPA’s All Ages Lead Model (AALM)...

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