FW: Result of Coal Tar Shampoo Peer Review

Charles Miller rellim at tulane.edu
Thu Aug 10 09:29:40 EST 2000


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From: Jacqueline Patterson <patterson at TERA.ORG>
Reply-To: General Toxicology Discussions <TOXLIST at ESC.SYRRES.COM>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 07:57:53 -0400
To: TOXLIST at ESC.SYRRES.COM
Subject: Result of Coal Tar Shampoo Peer Review

Additional Peer Review of Assessment of Skin Cancer Risk from Use of Coal
Tar-Containing Shampoos

An expert peer review panel met by teleconference on July 26, 2000 to review
a revised document entitled "Estimation of Lifetime Skin Cancer Risk from
the Use of Coal Tar-Containing Shampoos."  This document was prepared by the
K.S. Crump Group of ICF Consulting for Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, a
subsidiary of American Home Products.

The peer review panel was made up of independent scientists from industry,
government, consulting, and academia.  The panel discussed revisions made to
the document as a result of the panel's recommendations and comments at the
first meeting in June 2000 (http://www.tera.org/peer ).  In general the
panel agreed with the authors' revisions and offered additional suggestions
for further clarification and strengthening of the text.  A summary of the
panel's discussions and recommendations will be available at this website by
late August 2000.

This independent peer review is organized by TERA; a non-profit corporation
dedicated to the best use of toxicity data for risk assessment.  For more
information, contact Jacqueline Patterson at (513) 521-7426 or email
patterson at tera.org.
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Jacqueline Patterson
ITER Program Manager
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
1757 Chase Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223
513-521-7426
fax 513-521-7428
www.tera.org




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