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IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (Revised External Review Draft)
U.S. EPA. IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (Revised External Review Draft). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/635/R-13/139a, 2013.
EPA is undertaking an Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment for ammonia. IRIS is an EPA database containing Agency scientific positions on potential adverse human health effects that may result from chronic (or lifetime) exposure to chemicals in the environment. IRIS contains chemical-specific summaries of qualitative and quantitative health information in support of two steps of the risk assessment paradigm, i.e., hazard identification and dose-response evaluation. IRIS assessments are used in combination with specific situational exposure assessment information to evaluate potential public health risk associated with environmental contaminants.
In August 2013, EPA submitted a revised draft IRIS assessment of ammonia to the agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) and posted this draft on the IRIS website. EPA had previously released a draft of the assessment for public comment, held a public meeting about the draft, and then revised it based on the comments received. The SAB CAAC-Ammonia panel will review this draft assessment. Details about the meeting dates, times, and location are available via the Federal Register Notice posted on March 25, 2014. The SAB provided information on how the public can participate in the external peer review meetings, as well as instructions about how to provide comments to the SAB in the notice. Additional information on the SAB review of ammonia is on the SAB website.
Report Information: The Toxicological Review of Ammonia was originally released for a 60-day public comment period on June 8, 2012. [Federal Register Notice Jun 8, 2012] EPA revised the toxicological review in response to the public comments received. EPA has released the revised external review draft ammonia assessment and the SAB CAAC is conducting a peer review of the scientific basis supporting the assessment that will appear in the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database. Information regarding the peer review can be found at the SAB review of ammonia website.
URLs/Downloads:Supplemental Information for Ammonia (Aug 2013) (PDF,110 pp, 1491 KB, about PDF)
SAB REVIEW OF EPA'S DRAFT IRIS AMMONIA ASSESSMENT (PDF,59 pp, 405 KB, about PDF)
AGENCY RESPONSE (PDF,4 pp, 599 KB, about PDF)
SAB FR Notice: Mar 25, 2014 Exit
Draft NCEA Charge for Reviewers (Aug 2013) - Revised Jul 2014 (PDF,5 pp, 152 KB, about PDF)
FR Notice: June 8, 2012 Exit
SAB Project Page for Ammonia
Peer Review Plan (PDF,NA pp, 34 KB, about PDF)
IRIS Toxicological Review of Ammonia (Revised External Review Draft) (Aug 2013) (PDF,103 pp, 1284 KB, about PDF)