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EPA Releases Dioxin Health Assessment

EPA released a non-cancer health assessment of dioxin, the latest effort in a successful, coordinated strategy by the federal government that has reduced known and measurable industrial dioxin emission levels by about 90% since 1987.

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Assistant Administrator Paul Anastas Returns to Yale

EPA's Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development stepped down in mid February.

Final Health Assessment of Perc

On February 14th, EPA posted a final health assessment of tetrachloroethylene (perc) to EPA's Integrated Risk Information System, declaring the chemical a likely human carcinogen.

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EPA Scientific Integrity Policy

EPA has released a Scientific Integrity Policy incorporating input from the EPA Science and Technology Policy Council, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the public, and EPA scientists.

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EPA and L'Oréal Partnership

EPA and L'Oréal announced a research collaboration to determine if EPA's chemical toxicity forecaster (ToxCast) can be used in cosmetics testing.




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