Title: Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds: Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: USA 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Contract 68-C-03-081 
Author 1/Producer: Committee on EPA's Exposure and Human Health Reassessment of TCDD and Related Compounds 
Other Authors/Producers: National Research Council 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: The National Academies Press 
Publisher City: 500 Fifth Street NW Box 285 Washington DC 20055 
ISBN: 0309102588 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11688.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
 
Short description: Report is available for purchase Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented a comprehensive review of the scientific literature in its 2003 draft reassessment of the risks of dioxin, the agency did not sufficiently quantify the uncertainties and variabilities associated with the risks, nor did it adequately justify the assumptions used to estimate them, according to this new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. The committee that wrote the report recommended that EPA re-estimate the risks using several different assumptions and better communicate the uncertainties in those estimates. The agency also should explain more clearly how it selects both the data upon which the reassessment is based and the methods used to analyze them. 
Link to News Items(s):   USA - EPA assessment of dioxin understates uncertainty about health risks and may overstate human cancer risk
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/07/2006