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EPA increases IRIS transparency

4:54 PM MDT | August 12, 2013

EPA on 31 July announced changes to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)—the agency’s human health assessment program for chemicals—in order to improve the scientific foundation of assessments, increase transparency in the program and the process, and allow the agency to produce more IRIS assessments each year. Consistent with recommendations from the National Research Council, EPA will now begin releasing preliminary materials and hold a public meeting early in the assessment development process to explain the criteria for selecting studies and to...

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