EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals Finds Asbestos Risk Evaluation Flawed in Their Final Report

Washington, DC – The EPA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals released their final report following the TSCA peer review meeting in June of this year. The report states: Overall, EPA’s environmental and human health risk evaluations for asbestos was not considered adequate and resulted in low confidence in the conclusions. This is due to missing data for environmental exposures, coupled with the fact that current estimates for human health risk are created for a narrow group of workers and consumer users based on limited exposure to chrysotile asbestos fibers leading to numerous uncertainties. The relatively meager concentration and exposure data available allows the risk evaluation to use the prudent approach of a reasonable worst-case analysis. 

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