Benzene VCCEP Peer Consultation
When: June 15-16, 2006
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 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.
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.
following are the original documents submitted by the sponsor for the