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
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.
ITER Program Manager
Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment
1757 Chase Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223