Policy and Procedures for Using Mutagenicity Data in Assessing Genetic Risk

  • Peter Voytek
Part of the Environmental Science Research book series (ESRH, volume 25)


Before a regulatory agency such as the U.S. Environmental Proection Agency (EPA) can use mutagenicity data to assess genetic risk, many societal and bureaucratic events must occur. First, the Congress must recognize the need for environmental legislation to protect the public and the environment against exposure to harmful toxicants. This recognition is initiated primarily by public episodes and awareness, such as the kepone and PCB incidences, which prompt the Federal Government to take appropriate action through legislation.


Sister Chromatid Exchange Doubling Dose Mutagenicity Data Quantitative Risk Assessment Toxicological Endpoint 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Voytek
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  1. 1.Reproductive Effects Assessement GroupU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyUSA

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