Workshop to discuss NRC 2014 Recommendations for IRIS

EPA hosted a public workshop to discuss recommendations from the National Academies' National Research Council's May 2014 report on ways to further improve the scientific quality of IRIS assessments. In their report, the NRC commended EPA for its substantive new approaches, continuing commitment to improving the process, and successes to date.

EPA noted that the program has moved forward steadily in planning for and implementing changes in each element of the assessment process. They also provided several recommendations which they said should be seen as building on the progress that EPA has already made.

This workshop allowed EPA to get specific input from the public and scientific community about topics related to the NRC's May 2014 recommendations report. These discussions will help to enhance the IRIS Program's work as it develops IRIS assessments and advances the science of risk assessment. The workshop was open to the public, broadcast by webinar/teleconference, and took place in Arlington, VA.

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