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Toxics, Pesticides Offices Advance ‘Joint’ Formaldehyde Review To Aid TSCA

May 18, 2023
EPA’s TSCA and pesticides offices are “jointly” developing acute and short-term estimates of human-health risks from formaldehyde inhalation to support pending reviews of the chemical at both programs, using methods based in part on the Integrated Risk Information System’s (IRIS) pending draft assessment that only looked at chronic exposures. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), both part of EPA’s broader chemicals office, “will coordinate on the development of the hazard characterization that...

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