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EPA Suspends Health Hazard Assessments for 10 Chemicals (1)

April 3, 2019, 7:35 PMUpdated: April 3, 2019, 8:05 PM

The EPA is suspending work on its assessments of the potential adverse health effects of human exposure to 10 chemicals, including ammonia and formaldehyde.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System program, also known as IRIS, is shifting its focus away from 10 chemicals to focus its limited resources on other assessments, the agency said.

The agency announced April 2 it will suspend its assessments of ammonia, chloroform, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, manganese, naphthalene, nitrite, nitrate, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures, and uranium. The agency is instead shifting its focus toward chemicals of growing concern on ...