Week in Review — 10.22.21


This week, the Science Committee held back to back hearings related to nuclear energy!

Climate Change: Code Red For Public Health

On October 20, the Lancet, a peer-reviewed medical journal, released its annual report: The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. The report, now in its sixth year, tracks the impact of climate change on human health. This year’s report also details the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for recovery investments to help build equitable mitigation and adaptation solutions to climate change. Among other important findings, the report highlights the inequities in global efforts to address climate change and that healthcare systems are ill-prepared for current and future health impacts from climate change.

ICYMI: Chairwoman Johnson Asks Administrator Regan to Review Toxic Substances Control Act Systematic Review Methodology

On October 20, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan regarding concerns that the uncertainty surrounding the Systematic Review framework for risk evaluations conducted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) could undermine confidence in the chemical risk assessments currently being developed by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP).

Science on Social

There is no committee activity currently scheduled for next week.



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