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by National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee to Review EPA's Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde


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Formaldehyde is ubiquitous in indoor and outdoor air, and everyone is exposed to formaldehyde at some concentration daily.

Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance. This project was supported by Contract EP-C-09-003 between the National Academy of Sciences and . Environmental Protection Agency. JONATHAN M. SAMET (Chair)

The agency began reassessing formaldehyde in 1998 and released a draft IRIS assessment in June 2010. Formaldehyde is used to produce a wide array of products, particularly building materials; it is emitted from many sources, including power plants, cars, gas and wood stoves, and cigarettes; it is a natural product in come foods; and it is naturally present in the human body as a metabolic intermediate. The agency began reassessing formaldehyde in 1998 and released a draft IRIS assessment in June 2010.

Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology Division on Earth and Life Studies. This project was supported by Contract No. W81K04-06-D-0023 and EP-W-09-007 be-tween the National Academy of Sciences and the . Department of Defense and the .

Committee Membership Information. Primary Board: Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. She teaches courses in toxicology, developmental and reproductive toxicology, and risk assessment.

Staff, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology. Staff, Division on Earth and Life Studies.

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Formaldehyde and IRIS Reports. Integrated Risk Information System. EPA program responsible for developing toxicological assessments of environmental contaminants. Problem Formulation and Protocol Development.

Formaldehyde is ubiquitous in indoor and outdoor air, and everyone is exposed to formaldehyde at some concentration daily. Formaldehyde is used to produce a wide array of products, particularly building materials; it is emitted from many sources, including power plants, cars, gas and wood stoves, and cigarettes; it is a natural product in come foods; and it is naturally present in the human body as a metabolic intermediate. Much research has been conducted on the health effects of exposure to formaldehyde, including effects on the upper airway, where formaldehyde is deposited when inhaled, and effects on tissues distant from the site of initial contact.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released noncancer and cancer assessments of formaldehyde for its Intergated Risk Information System (IRIS) in 1990 and 1991, respectively. The agency began reassessing formaldehyde in 1998 and released a draft IRIS assessment in June 2010. Given the complexity of the issues and the knowledge that the assessment will be used as the basis of regulatory decisions, EPA asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct an independent scientific review of the draft IRIS assessment.

In this report, the Committee to Review EPA's Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde first addresses some general issues associated with the draft IRIS assessment. The committee next focuses on questions concerning specific aspects of the draft assessment, including derivation of the reference concentrations and the cancer unit risk estimates for formaldehyde. The committee closes with recommendations for improving the IRIS assessment of formaldehyde and provides some general comments on the IRIS development process.


Review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde (Environmental Health Matters Initiative) download epub
Engineering
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology,Committee to Review EPA's Draft IRIS Assessment of Formaldehyde
ISBN: 030921193X
Category: Engineering & Transportation
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: National Academies Press (July 1, 2011)
Pages: 204 pages