- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
"EPA has made limited use of biomonitoring data in its assessments of risks posed by commercial chemicals. One reason is that biomonitoring data relevant to the entire U.S. population exist for only 212 chemicals," the report stated.
The report states that information available to the agency, such as the source of a reported chemical exposure, and the potential health risks, has not been disseminated, or properly collected. The EPA is authorized under TSCA to control chemical releases, but its powers get murky with regard to which biomonitoring sources are appropriate for agency use.