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Report on the Workshop on Cancer Risk Assessment Guidelines Issues

Risk Assessment Forum

This report highlights issues and conclusions from an EPA Risk Assessment Forum and Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) sponsored workshop on reviewing the Agency's Revisions to the Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment (External Review Draft, EPA/600/BP-92/003) published in August 1994. The workshop was convened in September 1994 to gather information from technical expert reviewers that will assist EPA in further developing the draft guidelines. The draft guidelines present familiar concepts presented in the 1986 cancer risk assessment guidelines along with innovative approaches for conducting thorough analyses of reliable data on a case-by-case basis, for considering alternative positions, and for developing rationales for major judgments. EPA will use the expert reviewers' comments and recommendations drawn from the technical review workshop in considering revisions to the draft guidelines.

[Note: EPA published Proposed Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment in 1996 and Draft Revised Guidelines in 1999.]

Contact: Risk Assessment Forum Staff, 202-564-6483, or risk.forum@epa.gov

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Note: a complete electronic version of this document that preserves its original appearance (such as in a pdf file format) is not currently available. However, a scanned version is available in image or text format from EPA's National Environmental Publications Information System. Paper copies may be ordered from the National Technical Information Service.


Report on the Workshop on Cancer Risk Assessment Guidelines Issues. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Assessment Forum, Washington, DC, EPA/630/R-94/005a, 1994.

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