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E-M:/ FW: / Dioxin Reassessment -- Use by MDCH and MDEQ??

The new Cl-Dioxin and Cl-Dibenzofuran review by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is finally final after more than a decade of intensive peer review and political turmoil.  The question is….will this new comprehensive risk assessment and toxicological review be used by the Michigan Departments of Community Health and Environmental Quality in their decisions about how to regulate residues of chlorinated dibenzo(p)dioxins and dibenzofurans in the Tittabawassee River and Saginaw River watersheds?  Or will Lt. Governor Cherry take another approach?  Stay tuned……….it could get very interesting.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-enviro-mich@great-lakes.net] On Behalf Of MICHDAVE@aol.com
Friday, November 05, 2004 2:00 PM
To: enviro-mich@great-lakes.net
Subject: E-M:/ Dioxin Reassessment




The USEPA has updated the dioxin reassessment report and sent its
most recent draft to the National Academy of Sciences for their
review.  This draft is dated December 2003 and was sent to the NAS in
October 2004.  The entire report has been updated including the
sources section (Part I), the health effects section (Part II) and
the risk characterization (Part III).  The complete updated draft
report can be found at:





Michelle Hurd Riddick

Lone Tree Council




Thomas K. Rohrer, Director

Environmental Studies Program

318 Brooks Hall

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant  MI  48859

U. S. A.


Ph. (989) 774-4409

email = tom.rohrer@cmich.edu


CMU Environmental Studies Program information is available at:





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