Title: Report on the Peer Consultation Workshop to Discuss a Proposed Protocol to Assess Asbestos-Related Risk 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: USA 
Year of publication: 2006 
Availability: FINAL REPORT May 30, 2003, EPA Contract No. 68-C-98-148 
Author 1/Producer: US EPA 
Other Authors/Producers: Eastern Research Group Inc 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: US EPA 
Publisher City: USA 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.epa.gov/oswer/riskassessment/asbestos/pdfs/asbest ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 250 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Models
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Short description: Extract: The peer consultation panel strongly endorsed the conceptual approach of developing an updated cancer risk assessment methodology that takes into account fiber type and fiber dimension. The opportunity is at hand to use substantial new information from epidemiology, experimental toxicology, and exposure characterization on what continues to be an extremely important societal issue—assessing the health risks associated with environmental and occupational exposures to asbestos. The panel recommended that EPA proceed in an expeditious manner to consider the panelists’ conclusions and recommendations with a goal of having an updated asbestos risk assessment methodology. It is important that EPA devote sufficient resources so that this important task can be accomplished in a timely and scientifically sound manner. The panel urges that additional analyses underpinning the document, preparation of documentation, and further review be carried out in an open and transparent manner. 
Link to Organisation(s): EPA Environmental Protection Agency
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 12/10/2006