Birnbaum Says TSCA Grouping Could Help EPA Break Statutory Silos

August 4, 2022
Linda Birnbaum, the retired chief of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is urging EPA to use authority in the reformed TSCA to assess and regulate chemicals in groups as a way to better address cumulative risks from several pollutants -- a subject the agency has struggled with due in part to the “siloed” nature of its authorizing statutes. During an Aug. 3 session of the National Academy of Sciences’ Aug. 1-4 Workshop on Future Priorities for Environmental Health...

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