US Advocacy Group Sues EPA over Unreleased Formaldehdye IRIS Assessment

From: Chemical Watch

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a US alliance of state and federal professionals, is suing the US EPA for failing to respond to a public records request related to an assessment of formaldehyde. The claim relates to an unreleased revised draft assessment of the substance under the EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) programme. The controversial draft is said to link the substance to leukaemia, despite loud industry dissent. And suspicions have arisen that this pushback has slowed its release.”

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