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Main Title Review of EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Process.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2014
Report Number ISBN-978-0-309-30414-6
Stock Number PB2014-107655
Additional Subjects Chemical assessments ; Human health ; Formaldehyde ; Hazard evaluation ; Toxicologic assessments ; Environmental contaminants ; Dose response ; Exposure ; Integrated Risk Information System(IRIS)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-107655 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 170p
In 2011, the National Research Council (NRC) released a report that reviewed the draft health assessment on formaldehyde produced by the US Environmental Protection (EPA) for its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). The report recommended improvements in the formaldehyde assessment and in the program responsible for producing the assessment. Congress directed EPA to implement the reports recommendations and then asked the NRC to review the changes that EPA was making (or proposing to make) in response to the recommendations. In the present report, the Committee to Review the IRIS Process first provides an overview of some general issues associated with IRIS assessments. It then addresses evidence identification and evaluation for IRIS assessments and discusses evidence integration for hazard evaluation and methods for calculating reference values and unit risks. It concludes with some overall recommendations and considerations for future directions.