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Texas Approach To Cr6 May Increase Pressure For EPA To Use Industry Data

July 14, 2016
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has released for public comment a draft assessment of the human health risks of hexavalent chromium (Cr6) when ingested that relies on industry consultants' publications to use non-linear cancer risk modeling in the assessment, which could increase pressure for EPA to take a similar approach in its pending analysis. TCEQ's analysis suggests that EPA's 1991 drinking water standard for total chromium, of 100 parts per billion (ppb) is health protective. Environmentalists questioned the...

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