IRIS Toxicological Review and Summary Documents for Zinc and Compounds (External Review Draft)

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The U.S.EPA has conducted an external peer review of the scientific basis supporting the health hazard and dose-response assessment for zinc that will appear on the Agency's online data base, the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). Peer review is meant to ensure that science is used credibly and appropriately in derivation of this dose-response assessment. The draft Toxicological Review and IRIS Summary for zinc have undergone internal Agency review.
U.S. EPA. IRIS Toxicological Review and Summary Documents for Zinc and Compounds (External Review Draft). US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Apr 2003EPA released the external review draft.
Aug 2005EPA released the final IRIS Toxicological Review and Summary Documents for Zinc and Compounds.

This download(s) is distributed solely for the purpose of pre-dissemination peer review under applicable information quality guidelines. It has not been formally disseminated by EPA. It does not represent and should not be construed to represent any Agency determination or policy.

EPA is hereby providing for public information a draft Toxicological Review, draft IRIS Summary and charge to external peer reviewers for EPA's health assessment of zinc. These documants are provided for public viewing during an external scientific peer review period. While EPA is not seeking public comments by this action, any scientific views received on the content of the Toxicological Review or IRIS Summary prior to December 22, 2003 will be considered in subsequent drafts.

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