Academics Say Draft Cumulative Risk Guide Falls Short Of TSCA Standards

August 31, 2023
A coalition of academics that includes former EPA scientists says the agency’s long-awaited draft guide for crafting cumulative risk assessments (CRAs) examining the combined dangers of chemical hazards and other health stressors does not meet TSCA’s “best available science” standard and must be rewritten to be fit for regulatory use. “It appears that EPA’s intent in developing this document is to promote application of CRA. However, if EPA does not correct the significant problems in the Draft CRA Guidelines, it...

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