The report has been reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of the independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
John Ahearn, Sigma Xi Center
Thomas Armstrong, TWA8HR Occupational Hygiene Consulting LLC
Ricardo Carrion, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Gigi Kwik Gronvall, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Donald A. Henderson, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Akula Venkatram, University of California, Riverside
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 Edward Perrin, University of Washington. Appointed by the National Research Council, 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 of the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.