EPA Urged To Craft DQA Procedures For Human Data In Pesticide Reviews

August 3, 2016
EPA is facing calls from an industry consultant to craft standard operating procedures (SOPs) for how to use data from human studies in pesticide reviews that comply with Data Quality Act (DQA) requirements, though the suggestion could potentially delay agency efforts to protect against potential neurological risks of certain pesticides. EPA traditionally relies on animal toxicology studies in assessing pesticides, but the agency has spent years seeking to incorporate human, or epidemiological data into those reviews, highlighted in recent efforts...

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