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IRIS Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl Ether (External Review Draft)

IRIS Toxicological Review of Decabromodiphenyl 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:   703-347-8580
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 Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209): In Support of Summary Information in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)” (NCEA-S-2540).

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 Decabromodiphenyl Ether, or commonly referred to as decaBDE (BDE-209). 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 Decabromodiphenyl Ether (BDE-209), 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.



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