"Chemicals: National Academy Will Review EPA's Risk Assessment Program"

"The National Academy of Sciences has agreed to review U.S. EPA's beleaguered chemical assessment program, the Integrated Risk Information System.

The prestigious, congressionally chartered academy "will convene a committee in 2018, and issue a consensus report" on IRIS within six months, according to Tina Bahadori, who oversees IRIS as director of EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment.

The independent review of IRIS was requested by EPA "to further allay" the House Science, Space and Technology Committee's concerns about the program, Bahadori wrote in an Oct. 31 letter obtained by E&E News."

Corbin Hiar reports for Greenwire November 7, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 11/09/2017