EPA Changes Method For Evaluating Toxic Chemicals

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a strategic plan Wednesday that would purportedly allow it to better assess risks from chemicals by adopting new toxicity testing methods that use recent advances in molecular biology, genomics and computational sciences.

Under the EPA's traditional risk assessment approach, the agency relied mostly on data generated through the intentional dosing of experimental animals.

“While this approach has provided EPA with sound science to support regulatory decision-making over the past several decades, EPA must address ever-increasing demands, including consideration of complex...
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