Inside EPA - 02/06/2015

Science Advisors Question IRIS Funding Source Bias In Policy Preamble

February 04, 2015
EPA science advisors are raising concerns about several policies included in the new preamble to the agency's influential Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) toxicity assessments, in particular targeting language suggesting funding sources for studies can be evidence of bias. The Science Advisory Board's (SAB) Chemical Assessment Advisory Committee (CAAC) panel reviewing EPA's draft IRIS assessment of three trimethylbenzene isomers (TMBs) are flagging in their draft review of the draft assessment a handful of concepts they consider not settled policy. "Some...


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