EPA releases dioxin report on noncancer health effects

The long-awaited report is here.

Greenwire reports:

U.S. EPA today released its long-awaited non-cancer health review of dioxin, taking a step toward potential new curbs on the toxic chemical that would draw stiff opposition from industry.

EPA’s conclusion that “generally, over a person’s lifetime, current exposure to dioxins does not pose a significant health risk” masks an intense debate over the science behind its review that has raged since the process began in 1985.

The agency said today’s assessment could be considered in establishing cleanup levels at Superfund sites, reviewing the dioxin drinking water standard and evaluating whether additional Clean Air Act limits on dioxin emissions are warranted…

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