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Main Title Biomonitoring EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters. [electronic resource] :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2009
Report Number GAO-09-353
OCLC Number 380864970
Subjects United States.--Toxic Substances Control Act.; United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice.
Subject Added Ent Environmental health--United States.; Pollution--Physiological effect--United States.; Environmental monitoring--United States--Methodology.; Hazardous substances--Health aspects.; Biological monitoring--United States--Methodology.; Toxicity testing--United States--Methodology.
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJEM POD Internet Only OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2010
Collation ii, 32 p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from cover screen (viewed Jan. 5, 2010). "April 2009." Includes bibliographical references. "GAO-09-353."
Contents Notes Biomonitoring, which measures chemicals in people's tissues or body fluids, has shown that the U.S. population is widely exposed to chemicals used in everyday products. Some of these have the potential to cause cancer or birth defects. Moreover, children may be more vulnerable to harm from these chemicals than adults. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to control chemicals that pose unreasonable health risks. GAO was asked to review the (1) extent to which EPA incorporates information from biomonitoring studies into its assessments of chemicals, (2) steps that EPA has taken to improve the usefulness of biomonitoring data, and (3) extent to which EPA has the authority under TSCA to require chemical companies to develop and submit biomonitoring data to EPA. GAO recommends that EPA develop a comprehensive research strategy to improve its ability to use biomonitoring in its risk assessments; establish an interagency task force to coordinate federal biomonitoring research; and determine the extent of its legal authority to obtain biomonitoring data under TSCA, asking Congress for more authority if necessary. EPA agreed with the first two recommendations and did not disagree with the third, but provided substantive comments on its implementation.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Alternate Title Biomonitoring : Environmental Protection Agency needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data\ EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data
PUB Date Free Form 2009
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20100105140022
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-09-353
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03455cam 2200493Ia 45020