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Science Panel Tells OMB to Withdraw Risk Guideines

1:24 PM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Kara Sissell

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) has recommended that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdraw a proposal that would have overhauled how federal agencies conduct risk assessments. A panel of scientists convened by NAS’s National Research Council says the proposed risk assessment guidelines are “fundamentally flawed” and would not lead to better public health protections. Development and peer review of risk assessment guidelines should be “left to the agencies,” NAS says.” “We began...

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