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Re: E-M:/ Right to know about lead pollution under attack

Here is a notice concerning changes/approval in methodology in screening for endocrine disruptors.  It appears to be the chemical industry "policing itself" by the panel presented below.
Further information on these entities would be appreciated.
As a Michigan resident, and pregnant and nursing during the 1973 and 1974 PBB dump in  milk in this state I have often wondered what we have not been told about the effects of this fire retardant chemical added to livestock feed by mistake.


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program; Proposed Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee under the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology; Notice of Meeting

Story Filed: Monday, March 26, 2001 6:42 PM EST Washington, DC, Mar 26, 2001 (FedNet via COMTEX) -- As mandated by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), as amended by the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (FQPA), EPA is implementing an Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP).

The Agency plans to establish an Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee (EDMVS) under the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) to assist its EDSP implementation activities.

NACEPT is a chartered Federal advisory committee subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Through NACEPT, the EDMVS will provide technical advice and recommendations to EPA regarding the design, conduct, and interpretation of studies, and preparation of peer review documents necessary to validate endocrine ­disruptor screening and testing methods.

The public meeting is intended to solicit input from interested stakeholders regarding their views on the organization of EDVMS. The Agency is interested in obtaining input from the agrichemical and commodity chemical industries; environmental/public interest organizations; public health organizations; animal welfare organizations; Federal agencies; State, local and tribal governments; academia; consumers, and the public.

DATES: The meeting will be held on April 24, 2001, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Requests to participate in the meeting must be received on or before April 20, 2001. AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Copyright 2001 FedNet

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At 08:29 PM 03/27/2001 -0600, you wrote:
Thanks for this update.  On the heels of the excellent Moyer's report on the toxics industry, its no wonder the Bush League will be gutting right-to-know provisions on toxic pollutants.  Today's New York Times has an article on exactly that effort today":