EPA Science Examined in Two New Reports
The National Research Council is releasing two new reports this week that focus on science at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. SCIENCE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: THE ROAD AHEAD, to be released Wednesday, Sept. 5, assesses EPA’s capabilities to develop, obtain, and use the best available new scientific and technological information and tools to meet challenges and opportunities across the agency's programs. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 4. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5.
Exposure Science in the 21st Century, to be released Friday, Sept. 7, presents a 20-year road map of how technology innovations and strategic collaborations can advance the field of exposure science, which examines the intensity and duration of contact that humans and other organisms have with chemical, physical, or biologic stressors. The report explores exposure assessment guidelines and practices used by EPA and other federal agencies along with ways to incorporate more exposure science into risk assessment, risk management, and other applications. Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 6. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT FRIDAY, SEPT. 7.
To obtain copies of the reports, reporters should contact the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.