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Categories: Health, Environment

Briefing Date:07/07/2000
Topic:Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

National Research Council

Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Committee on the Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury

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Congressional Briefing

Friday, July 7, 2000 - 11:30 a.m.

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

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Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury

This report, requested by Congress in PL 105-276, examines the scientific basis used by the Environmental Protection Agency in setting guidelines for protecting the public against methylmercury, a toxic form of mercury.The committee charged with the task also reviewed new findings that have emerged since the development of the EPA's current reference dose in 1995 and met with researchers of major ongoing population studies.

A series of briefings to Congress on this report began on July 7, 2000. The briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The full report is available online through the National Academy Press' Web site.

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