Papers Addressing Scientific Issues in the Risk Assessment of Metals
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EPA has recognized the need for consistent application of methods and data to metals risk assessment in consideration of the unique properties of metals. To inform the consideration of metals properties, and to engage the external scientific community, the Agency commissioned external experts to lead the development of a series of issue papers. The papers include:
- Issue Paper on the Environmental Chemistry of Metals;
- Issue Paper on the Human Health Effects of Metals;
- Issue Paper on Metal Exposure Assessment;
- Issue Paper on the Ecological Effects of Metals; and
- Issue Paper on the Bioavailability and Bioaccumulation of Metals.
Having engaged the external community to broaden our knowledge base, the Agency is working to develop a framework for metals risk assessment. The framework will be provided for public comment, and review by the EPA's Science Advisory Board.