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NGO Presses for Adoption of Cumulative Risk Assessment

6:26 AM MDT | March 17, 2010 | Alex Scott

ChemTrust (London), a non-government organization, is pressing regulators to adopt measures that recognize the synergistic adverse effects of synthetic chemicals on human health and the environment. “Current research suggests that cumulative risk assessment is required otherwise a serious and unacceptable underestimation of the risk, and insufficient protection of humans and wildlife, is the consequence,” says Elizabeth Salter Green, director/ChemTrust.   Some regulators are beginning to look more seriously at the issue of risks posed by exposure...

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