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Interagency Assessment of Oxygenated Fuels

After EPA's Office of Research and Development prepared the 1994 Health Risk Perspectives on Fuel Oxygenates, EPA officials also requested independent advisory reports on the use of oxygenated gasoline from outside organizations. Reviews were conducted by the Health Effects Institute ("The Potential Health Effects of Oxygenates Added to Gasoline: a Review of the Current Literature, a Special Report of the Institute's Oxygenates Evaluation Committee." Cambridge, MA, 1996), the National Science and Technology Council of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy ("Interagency Assessment of Potential Health Risks Associated with Oxygenated Gasoline," Washington, DC, 1996), and the National Research Council ("Toxicological and Performance Aspects of Oxygenated Motor Vehicle Fuels," Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1996). The Interagency Assessment of Oxygenated Fuels (1997) built upon all of these reviews, addressing potential health effects (Chapter Four) as well as air quality, water quality, and fuel economy/engine performance issues.

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