EPA’s IRIS Program: Reviewing its Progress and Roadblocks Ahead


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EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s IRIS Program supports this mission by identifying and characterizing the health hazards of chemicals found in the environment. Each IRIS assessment can cover a chemical, a group of related chemicals, or a complex mixture.

Panel 1:

Dr. Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science for the Office of Research and Development, EPA Science Advisor, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Mr. Alfredo Gomez, Director, Natural Resources and Environment, Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Panel 2: 

Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus, Dean Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

Dr. Ivan Rusyn, Professor, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, Texas A&M University; Chair, Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology; Director, Texas A&M Superfund Research Center.

Dr. Julie E. Goodman, Principal, Gradient.

Ms. Wilma Subra, President, Subra Company; Technical Advisor, Louisiana Environmental Action Network.

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Location

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20001

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