EPA Plays It Safe With Dioxin Assessment

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT) -- After much delay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its findings regarding the noncancer risks associated with dioxin.[1] The findings have been included in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), a comprehensive database maintained by the EPA.

In releasing separately its assessment of the noncancer portion, the EPA disregarded widespread concerns of commenters that releasing the noncancer portion in advance of completing the cancer reassessment would confuse both the general public and environmental risk managers.

The noncancer portion of the EPA’s dioxin reassessment, Reanalysis...
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