The Resource Biomonitoring : EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters

Biomonitoring : EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters

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Biomonitoring : EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters
Title
Biomonitoring
Title remainder
EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters
Title variation
  • Biomonitoring
  • EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data
Title variation remainder
Environmental Protection Agency needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Biomonitoring, which measures chemicals in people's tissues or body fluids, has shown that the U.S. population is widely exposed to chemicals used in everyday products. Some of these have the potential to cause cancer or birth defects. Moreover, children may be more vulnerable to harm from these chemicals than adults. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to control chemicals that pose unreasonable health risks. GAO was asked to review the (1) extent to which EPA incorporates information from biomonitoring studies into its assessments of chemicals, (2) steps that EPA has taken to improve the usefulness of biomonitoring data, and (3) extent to which EPA has the authority under TSCA to require chemical companies to develop and submit biomonitoring data to EPA. GAO recommends that EPA develop a comprehensive research strategy to improve its ability to use biomonitoring in its risk assessments; establish an interagency task force to coordinate federal biomonitoring research; and determine the extent of its legal authority to obtain biomonitoring data under TSCA, asking Congress for more authority if necessary. EPA agreed with the first two recommendations and did not disagree with the third, but provided substantive comments on its implementation
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States.
  • United States
  • Environmental health
  • Pollution
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Hazardous substances
  • Biological monitoring
  • Toxicity testing
Label
Biomonitoring : EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed June 9, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-353."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 32 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Biomonitoring : EPA needs to coordinate its research strategy and clarify its authority to obtain biomonitoring data : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed June 9, 2009)
  • "April 2009."
  • "GAO-09-353."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 32 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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