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NAS to Conduct Review of EPA's IRIS Program

10:20 AM MDT | May 16, 2012 | Kara Sissell

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) said today it plans to conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a previous NAS assessment that focused on specific IRIS findings and recommended certain changes. The recently announced review will be comprehensive and stems in part from concerns from government officials, as well as some industry representatives and lawmakers, that there are problems regarding the quality of data used to make IRIS assessments. The Government Accountability Office...

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