integrated risk information system

Congress Probes White House Delay of Chemical Assessments

Article: Congress Probes White House Delay of Chemical Assessments

WASHINGTON, DC, June 12, 2008 (ENS) – A Congressional committee today questioned the health effects of a new White House policy that delays the completion and release of chemical assessments into a public database maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The database, known as the Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, is used by…

U.S. EPA Changes Chemical Risk Assessment Process

Article: U.S. EPA Changes Chemical Risk Assessment Process

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA says it is expanding the process for recommending that a chemical be assessed for risk of harm to human health or the environment, “to increase its transparency and efficiency.” But the senator who heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee says the changes really…