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(order form can be found in the back of this report) Foreword Congressional interest in reducing and preventing exposures to carcinogenic chemicals has been expressed in statutes authorizing the regulation of food additives, drugs, consumer products, occupational exposures, air and water pollutants, drinking water contaminants, pesticides, toxic chemicals, and hazardous wastes. OTA’s previous work on these topics includes our 1981 report, Technologies for Determining Cancer Risks From the Environment, as well as other OTA reports describing technologies for controlling environmental and occupational hazards. This background paper was requested by the House Government Operations Committee and its Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations and Human Resources. In it, OTA describes policies issued by Federal agencies concerning the identification, assessment, and regulation of carcinogenic chemicals; the chemicals that have been regulated because of carcinogenic risk; the Federal Government’s carcinogenicity testing program; and the results of OTA’s analysis of the extent of agency action on chemicals determined to be carcinogenic. This background paper covers 16 different Federal agencies, programs, and activities

Topics: Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Finally, the activity of the National Toxicology Program is described
Year: 1987
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