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Swackhamer Featured on MPR Discussing Chemical Risk Management

"Scientists know that many of them are a problem, but determining when they become a public health threat is the next step, said Deb Swackhamer, an environmental chemist at the University of Minnesota.

'We don't have the actual detailed toxicological data that says this compound at this dose causes this problem so we're going to regulate it at that dose,' said Swackhamer, chairman of the Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. 'That kind of data takes an enormous amount of effort; it takes millions of dollars to collect.'"

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