EPA Changes Of Toxic Risk Assessment Draw Fire

Law360, New York (April 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to revise procedures used to assess the health risks of environmental contaminants has drawn attacks from critics who argue the changes grant the White House, federal agencies and corporate America undue influence over the system.

The EPA released revisions to the workings of its Integrated Risk Information System last week, touting the broader participation by interested parties at an earlier stage, and the increased access agencies and the public would have for recommending that a particular substance be assessed....
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