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VCCEP Peer Consultation Meeting on Xylenes


What:    m-Xylene, o-Xylene, p-Xylene, and mixed-Xylenes VCCEP Peer Consultation
When:   December 13-14, 2005
Where: 
Northern Kentucky University Metropolitan Education and Training Services (METS), Erlanger, Kentucky (close to the Cincinnati Airport)

A panel of scientists with expertise in toxicity testing, risk assessment, exposure assessment, and childrenís health met on December 13-14, 2005, to conduct a peer consultation of a submission on xylenes (meta, ortho, para, and mixed).  The American Chemistry Council Benzene, Toluene and Xylene (BTX) VCCEP Consortium prepared the submission for the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP).  The purpose of the peer consultation meeting was to provide a science-based forum to determine whether the existing data are adequate to characterize the risks of xylenes to children, and, if not, to identify data needs.  The meeting was open to the public and individuals who could not attend in person were encouraged to observe via a real-time webcast using their personal computer.  

A report that summarizes the panel discussions and the individual panel membersí conclusions is found below.  Note that panel members served as individuals and represented their own personal scientific opinions.  They did not represent their companies, agencies, funding organizations, or other entities with which they are associated.  The Peer Consultation Panel Meeting Report includes the List of Attendees, Meeting Materials (which contains the agenda, overview, panel charge, panelist biographical sketches and conflict of interest/bias disclosures and presenter biographical sketches), Public Comments, and Sponsor Presentation Slides. 

The following are the original documents submitted by the sponsor for the panel's review:

 

 

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