Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Director at EPA Plans Shakeup of Laggard Chemical-Risk System

"One of the most important U.S. EPA officials is somebody you probably don't know.
Vincent Cogliano is the new acting director of the Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, which assesses health risks posed by -- you name it -- automobile exhaust, tobacco smoke, chemicals in drinking water. EPA uses the assessments to guide its regulation writing, the focus of intense scrutiny these days on Capitol Hill."

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