EPA to bolster chemical risk reviews amid whistleblower fallout

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“EPA’s chemicals office is taking new steps geared toward bolstering scientific integrity amid criticism over its handling of work including key risk assessments.

Those changes come as EPA faces increasing backlash from some advocates over not only the New Chemicals Division but also the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention more broadly. This summer, four whistleblowers represented by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) came forward to accuse EPA officials of interfering with Toxic Substances Control Act risk assessments, including for certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.”

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