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Markey Urges EPA to Finalize Dioxin Assessment

10:12 AM MST | January 17, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Representative Ed Markey (D., MA) is urging EPA to finalize its review of dioxin's noncancer health effects, due out by the end of this month, saying the "two-decades delayed" health assessment is necessary to help protect public health. Markey urges EPA to disregard efforts by industry groups who are "pressuring the EPA to even further delay release of the reassessment with unnecessary additional reviews." Markey's refers to a recent letter by ACC which asked EPA to withdraw its review of dioxin’s noncancer health effects because...

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