data contribute to the biologic plausibility of potential health effects in human populations. Chapter 4 provides an overview of the design of many of the epidemiologic studies reviewed by the committee. Chapter 5 addresses exposure-assessment issues and the exposure assessments conducted in the studies of the major cohorts. The committee's evaluation of the epidemiologic literature and its conclusions regarding associations between the exposures of interest and cancer, reproductive and developmental effects, neurobehavioral disorders, and other health effects are discussed in Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 9, respectively. The committee's research recommendations are presented in Chapter 10.

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