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EPA’s Flawed IRIS Program is Far From Gold Standard (Guest: Angela Logomasini)

March 5, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System produces unwarranted health scares and harmful regulations through the use of flawed research.

Angela Logomasini, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has produced a study examining EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). She found IRIS often produces assessments based on sloppy or flawed research and produces or cites poorly conducted risk assessments that lack transparency. EPA often uses these faulty assessments to push costly, often counterproductive regulations that impose needless burdens on the public and raise the costs of producing and using useful chemicals.

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.
Angela Logomasini is a Senior Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, focusing on environmental regulation, particularly chemical regulation.