thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Deepak K. Bhalla (Wayne State University), David W. Gaylor (Gaylor and Associates, LLC), and Sam Kacew (University of Ottawa).

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by: Sidney Green, Jr. (Howard University). Appointed by the NRC, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

The subcommittee gratefully acknowledges the valuable assistance provided by the following people: Susan Martel (Program Officer, NRC Committee on Toxicology), Ernest Falke, Iris Camacho, and Paul Tobin (all from EPA); Cheryl Bast and Robert Young (both from Oak Ridge National Laboratory); and Peter Griem of Germany. Aida Neel was the program associate and Alexandra Stupple was the editor. We are grateful to James J. Reisa, director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, for his helpful guidance. The subcommittee particularly acknowledges Kulbir Bakshi, project director for the subcommittee, for bringing the report to completion. Finally, we would like to thank all members of the subcommittee for their expertise and dedicated effort throughout the development of this report.

Donald E. Gardner, Chair,

Subcommittee on Acute Exposure Guideline Levels

William E. Halperin, Chair

Committee on Toxicology



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