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1/13/2009, 8:23 p.m. EST
By JOHN FLESHER
The Associated Press
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Wrapping up an eight-year investigation of possible links between industrial pollution and health risks in the Great Lakes region, federal researchers Tuesday said information was too sketchy and called for more study.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released the final version of a much-scrutinized report after drawing criticism from a scientific review panel and accusations of a cover-up from members of Congress.
“The data we have, as good as it is, isn’t complete,” said Dr. Howard Frumkin, director of ATSDR and the National Center for Environmental Health. “We hope we can focus researchers and decision makers on the need for targeted and careful data collection … so we can get a more complete picture.”
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