National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
July 11, 2006

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EPA comprehensively reviewed the scientific literature in a draft assessment of the health risks of dioxin, but it did not adequately quantify the uncertainties associated with the risks, nor did it adequately justify the assumptions used to estimate them, says a new National Research Council report. Using different assumptions may result in a lower estimated cancer risk for humans exposed to low doses of dioxin and related compounds.



Speakers:

DAVID L. EATON, PH.D. (CHAIR)
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health, and
Associate Vice Provost for Research
University of Washington
Seattle

DENNIS M. BIER, M.D.
Director
Children's Nutrition Research Center, and
Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston

JOSHUA T. COHEN, PH.D.
Instructor
Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts New England Medical Center
Boston

MICHAEL S. DENISON, PH.D.
Professor of Environmental Toxicology
University of California
Davis

RICHARD DI GIULIO, PH.D.
Director
Integrated Toxicology Program;
Director
Superfund Basic Research Center; and
Professor
Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences
Duke University
Durham, N.C.

NORBERT KAMINSKI, PH.D.
Director
Center for Integrative Toxicology, and
Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Michigan State University
East Lansing

NANCY K. KIM, PH.D.
Director
Division of Environmental Health Assessment
New York State Department of Health
Troy

ANTOINE KENG DJIEN LIEM, PH.D.
Scientific Coordinator of the Scientific Committee
European Food Safety Authority
Parma, Italy

THOMAS E. MCKONE, PH.D.
Senior Staff Scientist
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and
Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health
University of California
Berkeley

MALCOLM C. PIKE, PH.D.
Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles

ALVARO PUGA, PH.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology and Environmental Health;
Director
Department of Environmental Health; and
Associate Director
Center for Environmental Genetics
Superfund Basic Research Program
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati

ANDREW G. RENWICK, PH.D., D.SC.
Emeritus Professor
Clinical Pharmacology
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom

DAVID A. SAVITZ, PH.D.
Professor
Department of Community and Preventive Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York City

ALLEN E. SILVERSTONE, PH.D.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Upstate Medical University
State University of New York
Syracuse

PAUL F. TERRANOVA, PH.D.
Director
Center for Reproductive Sciences, and
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City

KIMBERLY M. THOMPSON, SC.D.
Visiting Faculty
Operations Management and System Dynamics
Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge

GARY M. WILLIAMS, M.D.
Director of Environmental Pathology and Toxicology, and
Professor of Pathology
New York Medical College
Valhalla

YILIANG ZHU, PH.D.
Associate Professor
University of South Florida
Tampa