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Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program (VCCEP) Peer Consultation Meeting on 

What:    Benzene VCCEP Peer Consultation
When:   June 15-16, 2006
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 children’s health met on  June 15-16, 2006 to conduct a peer consultation of a submission on benzene.  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 benzene to children, and, if not, to identify data needs.  Individuals who could not attend the meeting in person were encouraged to observe the meeting via real time webcast using their personal computer.   

A report that summarizes the panel discussions and the individual panel members’ 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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