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Babin Leads GOP in Letter Addressing Concerns Over NASEM’s Formaldehyde Assessment

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement after leading more than a dozen GOP members in sending a letter to Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Eide of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). The letter addressed alarming evidence suggesting key officials of NASEM’s established committee set to peer review the EPA’s draft 2022 Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) formaldehyde assessment have violated basic standards of independence and bias.

“The importance of ensuring public trust in the review process of the highly anticipated draft IRIS formaldehyde assessment cannot be overstated,” said Babin. “The implications of this report are enormous, considering formaldehyde is a vital component in making everyday items. We’re urging NASEM to take immediate action to protect the integrity of the committee and institution as a whole.”

To read the letter, please click here.