EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

OSWER Interim Method to Assess Asbestos-Related Carcinogenic Risk

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Vivian Turner

Responsible Committee/Panel:Asbestos CommitteeA list of members can be found in the final report included in the Advisory Activity linked to this panel or committee.

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As part of EPA’s process for updating its asbestos health effects assessment, EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) has developed an approach for the quantification of cancer potencies associated with the mineral type and dimensions of asbestos fibers. EPA has requested that the Science Advisory Board provide technical advice on the proposed methodology to estimate potential cancer risk from inhalation exposure to asbestos.