Peer review of Arsenic, Barium and Carbon Disulphide

Jacqueline Patterson patterson at TERA.ORG
Mon Apr 19 09:40:37 EST 1999

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April 19, 1999

For Immediate Release

Contact:   Jacqueline Patterson

Peer Review Meetings on Carbon Disulphide, Arsenic and Barium

Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA) is conducting two peer
review meetings this spring.  On May 17, a panel of expert scientists
will meet in Ottawa, Ontario to review an assessment of carbon
disulphide.  Health Canada has written this assessment as part of the
Priority Substances Program under the Canadian Environmental Protection
Act.  A separate meeting on arsenic and barium will be held on June 14
and 15, 1999 at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, in
Cincinnati Ohio (this meeting was originally scheduled for April 1999).
This panel will review a research program on the developmental toxicity
of arsenic, which has been developed by Elf Atochem North America, Inc.
In addition, the panel will review an oral reference dose for barium
that has been developed by Chemical Products Corporation of Cartersville

The peer review panels are made up of experts from industry, government,
consulting, and academia, creating a balanced panel, while carefully
managing potential conflict of interest issues.  The meetings will be
open to the public.  Observers are asked to preregister; there is a
registration fee to cover the cost of materials and lunches.

These independent peer reviews are organized by Toxicology Excellence
for Risk Assessment (TERA); a non-profit corporation dedicated to the
best use of toxicity data for risk assessment.  More information about
the peer review program, including a list of approved reviewers and
summaries from previous meetings can be found at
http://www.tera.org/peer.  For more information contact Jacqueline
Patterson at (513) 521-7426 or email patterson at tera.org.



Jacqueline Patterson, M.En.
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA)
4303 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Phone 513-521-7426
Fax 513-521-7428
Patterson at tera.org

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