Risk Assessment Plan Judged “Flawed” by National Research Council

The Bush administration’s Office of Management and Budget prepared a plan to change the rules determining whether chemicals and other products pose risks to human health. The plan was reviewed by The National Research Council, and they concluded that the report was seriously flawed, should be thrown out, and the OMB should start all over!

You can read the full report (I recommend skimming it as it is more than 300 pages long) from the NRC website, which is entitled Scientific Review of the Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin from the Office of Management and Budget.

This is another example of the dismal record that this present administration has chaulked up over the past six years. Ready for a change?


  1. says

    Thank you for your comment.

    Science education is broader than simply “how to teach.” You will find tons of stuff here on “how to teach science.” However, to say that environmental policy is not part of science education is narrow in one’s thinking about science education. In this blog, and in the links you’ll find much discussion about science-related social issues, which is part of the science curriculum in many school districts, and of course is part of the NSES.

    Regards, Jack

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