The committee notes that EPA would substantially improve its transparency and management of the complexity of the risk assessment of TCDD, other dioxins, and DLCs by creating an ongoing process for clearly identifying and updating the key assumptions that support the quantitative risk assessment. This process would essentially require viewing the risk assessment as an ongoing and iterative effort in which EPA continues to create incentives to obtain and use better information when possible and appropriate.
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"2 General Considerations of Uncertaintyand Variability, Selection of DoseMetric, and Dose-Response Modeling."
Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds: Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment.
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