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EPA Proposes Changes in Determining Cancer Risk of Chemicals, Pollutants

EPA Proposes Changes in Determining Cancer Risk of Chemicals, Pollutants

WASHINGTON--The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing that scientists rely less on animal testing and more on microbiological studies in calculating the cancer risk of chemicals and pollutants. The new regulations would place more emphasis on how chemicals actually affect human cells.

The changes could have a major impact on the country's programs to control pollution and pesticide use. The new regulations were published in the Federal Register in April, and will be put into final form after completion of 4 months of public comment.

 
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