Minnesota Seeks New ATSDR Mercury Review As EPA Weighs Exposure Risk

September 17, 2021
Minnesota’s environmental and health agencies are urging the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct new assessments of mercury and methylmercury, charging that its 20-year-old profile of the element is overdue for an update, just as EPA is weighing its own approach to both substances under the TSCA and IRIS programs. Minnesota’s Pollution Control Agency and health department asked ATSDR to update its existing profile of mercury and to conduct a first-time review of methylmercury in joint...

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