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Inside EPA - 08/09/2019

Trump-Appointed Advisers Back EPA Bid To Ease Strict Cancer Risk Method

July 31, 2019
Trump administration appointees to EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) are bolstering agency efforts to scale back use of a conservative risk assessment method that assumes no safe level of exposure to certain carcinogens, clearing the way for a less-strict approach that could help justify eased rules for industrial chemicals and nuclear radiation. In a report posted to SAB’s website earlier this month, several of the board’s members who were appointed during the Trump administration generally urged the agency to...

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