At a hearing held by the U.S House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Mike Walls of the industry association American Chemistry Council criticized that the most critical changes to the U.S. Integrated Risk Information Systems (IRIS) program have not yet been undertaken. The hearing was organized to hear views of stakeholders on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) progress on reforming the IRIS program. According to a press release published by the ACC on July 16, 2014, Walls stressed the need for objective scientific analysis and transparency of federal chemical risk assessments. Areas still requiring work include “improving how scientific evidence is evaluated and integrated into assessments, incorporating information on how chemicals interact with the human body, enhancing peer review and improving how information is characterized and communicated to the public” the ACC argues.
Scott Jensen (July 16, 2014). “ACC Committed to Working with EPA to Further Improve Federal Chemical Assessment Program.”