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FDA Weighs Calls To Set Heavy-Metal Risk Levels Ahead Of Assessment Push

By Maria Hegstad / January 4, 2022 at 3:16 PM
Democratic state officials and environmentalists are urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accelerate its project to craft risk-based exposure limits for several toxic heavy metals in food based on EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) assessments and other studies, arguing that “interim” action is needed to limit exposures. In their Dec. 20 comments , the Democratic attorneys general (AGs) of 22 states urge FDA to take “interim measures as expeditiously as possible” while pursuing its multi-year “Closer To...


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