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‘Vanished’ EPA Formaldehyde Health Effects Probe Reemerges (3)

March 11, 2021, 5:58 PM; Updated: March 11, 2021, 9:47 PM

The EPA’s research office is resuming its years-delayed analysis of formaldehyde’s health effects and inviting multiple parts of the agency to nominate other chemicals for a health-effects review, according to the agency’s top scientist.

Both actions, announced in a Thursday memo reviewed by Bloomberg Law, are part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s broader efforts to reinvigorate its science programs, Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, the agency’s acting science adviser, said in an exclusive interview.

The actions aim to ensure regional and regulatory offices get the science they need, she said. They’re also consistent with the Biden administration’s broad effort to prioritize scientific integrity...

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