Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.
Today NRDC and the Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) together released an issue paper that identifies four key areas where the risk assessment of toxic chemicals could be meaningfully and relatively easily improved. The paper is titled, "Strengthening Toxic Chemical Risk Assessments to Protect Human Health", and can be found here on the website, and as a pdf here. My colleague, Dr. Gina Solomon, is blogging about our paper here.
The issue paper was written and peer reviewed by medical doctors and environmental health scientists that have decades of experience studying the impacts of toxic chemicals on our health. But, don't just take our word for it. The issue paper also relies on key recommendations from several reports of the National Academies, including the groundbreaking Science and Decisions report on Advancing Risk Assessment (2009).
Don't like reading hundreds of pages of National Academies reports? Then, you'll love our issue paper, which takes only ten pages to lay out the key issues for state and federal regulators, risk assessment experts, health scientists, and policy wonks like us.
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