EPA Issues Draft Risk Evaluation for Formaldehyde, Preliminarily Finds That Formaldehyde Poses Unreasonable Risk to Human Health – Update from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

EPA announced on March 15, 2024, the availability of and solicited public comment on the 2024 draft risk evaluation for formaldehyde prepared under TSCA. 89 Fed. Reg. 18933. EPA states that it “preliminarily finds that formaldehyde poses unreasonable risk to human health. The risk evaluation notes that these risks may not apply to everyone, everywhere and describes some of the sources of uncertainties in EPA’s findings.” EPA will submit the draft risk evaluation to SACC for peer review. EPA also announced that there will be two virtual public meetings of SACC. Written comments on the draft risk evaluation must be submitted by May 14, 2024. For more information regarding EPA’s next steps and our insightful commentary, please read the full memorandum.

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