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EPA Moves To Integrate Cardiovascular Effects In Lead Rules’ Analyses

January 26, 2023
EPA is moving closer to accounting for adverse cardiovascular effects stemming from lead exposures into its regulatory decisions, a move that would bolster its ability to address risks that adults face from such exposures and allow the agency to advance rules that have stalled because of a lack of such data while strengthening other pending measures. “Incorporating new scientific developments into regulatory analysis is important for ensuring a well-informed policy process. The impact of lead on premature cardiovascular mortality is...

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