Title: Public Summary: Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: USA 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Report in Brief, July 2006 
Author 1/Producer: National Acadamies of Sciences 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Publisher: National Acadamies of Sciences 
Publisher City: Washington DC, USA 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://dels.nas.edu/dels/rpt_briefs/dioxin_brief_final.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
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EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
 
Short description: Extract from Key Findings: The committee identifi ed three areas that require substantial improvement in describing the scientifi c basis for EPA’s dioxin risk assessment to support a suffi cient risk characterization: • Justification of approaches to dose-response modeling for cancer and noncancer end points. • Transparency and clarity in selection of key data sets for analysis. • Transparency, thoroughness, and clarity in quantitative uncertainty analysis. 
Link to News Items(s):   USA - EPA assessment of dioxin understates uncertainty about health risks and may overstate human cancer risk
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