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ACC announces new principles to guide chemical assessments

11:27 AM MDT | April 25, 2014

ACC today released a set of chemical hazard and risk-assessment principles designed to provide “obtainable, high-level benchmarks” for fixing federal programs so they produce more scientifically sound and timely chemical assessments. The guidelines are the culmination of ACC’s efforts to improve the quality of federal chemical risk and hazard assessments since the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report on EPA’s flawed formaldehyde assessment three years ago. The principles are also consistent with the Obama Administration’s science integrity goals...

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