EPA Weighs Dropping TSCA Systematic Review’s Study Scoring System

August 25, 2020
EPA’s toxics office leaders are considering dropping a controversial numeric scoring system staff have used for ranking the quality of studies the agency has considered for use in crafting the first 10 TSCA chemical evaluations after some experts charged it does not represent best practices in such systematic review policies. During an Aug. 24 meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) committee that is peer reviewing EPA’s systematic review process, Stan Barone, deputy director of the Risk Assessment Division...

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