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IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexabromodiphenyl Ether (External Review Draft)

IRIS Toxicological Review of Hexabromodiphenyl Ether (External Review Draft)

Note: EPA has updated this document, but this version is provided as a courtesy to the public as a matter of public record.

Samantha J. Jones
by phone at:   202-564-6794
by email at:  jones.samantha@epa.gov


[12/22/06] EPA announced an external peer review panel meeting to review the recently released draft documents entitled, “Toxicological Review of Hexabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-153): In Support of Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)” (NCEA-S-2539).

The U.S. EPA is conducting a peer review of the scientific basis supporting the human health hazard and dose-response assessments of congeners of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PDBEs), this review is about 2,2',4,4',5,5'-Hexabromodiphenyl Ether, or commonly referred to as HexaBDE (BDE-153). Following the external peer review this assessment will appear in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database. Peer review will ensure that science is used credibly and appropriately in derivation of the dose-response assessments and toxicological characterization.

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EPA is hereby providing for public information the draft Toxicological Review of Hexabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-153), and a charge to external peer reviewers for EPA's health assessment of the polybrominated diphenyl ethers. This documents is provided for public viewing and comment. Public comments received on the Toxicological Review prior to February 5, 2007 will be provided to the external peer reviewers for their consideration. Any comments received by February 16, 2007 will be considered by EPA in subsequent drafts. Please direct any correspondence, identifying the IRIS program, chemical substances, document date, and FDMS (federal government-wide edocket #) ID EPA-HQ-ORD-2006-0838 to:

Environmental Protection Agency
c/o EPA Docket Center, Mail Code 2822T
EPA West Building
1301 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005

or by email to ord.Docket@epa.gov



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