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Draft Tox Profiles on Silica, Antimony Published by ATSDR
Draft toxicological profiles for antimony, molybdenum, silica, and 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) are available for review and public comment from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). ATSDR’s toxicological profiles are intended to characterize the information on toxicologic and adverse health effects for hazardous substances. The peer-reviewed profiles identify and review key literature related to substances’ toxicologic properties. The agency seeks public comments and additional information or reports on studies about the health effects of these four substances. After the comment period closes on Sept. 11, 2017, ATSDR will review comments and consider whether to incorporate them into the final toxicological profiles. To learn more about the comment process, see the Federal Register notice. ATSDR, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment.

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