Review of the
Draft NTP Monograph
SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF FLUORIDE
EXPOSURE AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL
AND COGNITIVE HEALTH EFFECTS
Committee to Review the NTP Monograph on the
Systematic Review of Fluoride Exposure and
Neurodevelopmental and Cognitive Health Effects
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Division on Earth and Life Studies
A Consensus Study Report of
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COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE NTP MONOGRAPH ON THE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF FLUORIDE EXPOSURE AND NEURODEVELOPMENTAL AND COGNITIVE HEALTH EFFECTS
DAVID A. SAVITZ (Chair), Brown University School of Public Heath, Providence, RI
KEVIN M. CROFTON, R3Fellows, Durham, NC
AKHGAR GHASSABIAN, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
JUDITH B. KLOTZ, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
JULEEN LAM, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
PAMELA J. LEIN, University of California, Davis, CA
GERMAINE M. BUCK LOUIS, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
MICHAEL L. PENNELL, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
CRAIG STEINMAUS, University of California, Berkeley, Oakland, CA
CHARLES V. VORHEES, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
KIMBERLY YOLTON, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
ELLEN K. MANTUS, Project Director
SUSAN MARTEL, Senior Program Officer
RADIAH ROSE-CRAWFORD, Manager, Editorial Projects
SARAH HARPER, Senior Program Assistant
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY
WILLIAM H. FARLAND (Chair), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
LESA AYLWARD, Summit Toxicology, LLP, Falls Church, VA
ANN M. BARTUSKA, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC
GERMAINE M. BUCK LOUIS, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
E. WILLIAM COLGLAZIER, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC
FRANCESCA DOMINICI, Harvard University, Boston, MA
GEORGE GRAY, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
R. JEFFREY LEWIS, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc., Annandale, NJ
LINSEY C. MARR, VA Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
R. CRAIG POSTLEWAITE, Department of Defense, Burke, VA
REZA J. RASOULPOUR, Corteva Agriscience, Indianapolis, IN
IVAN RUSYN, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
DEBORAH L. SWACKHAMER, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
JOSHUA TEWKSBURY, Future Earth, Boulder, CO
SACOBY M. WILSON, University of Maryland College Park, MD
CLIFFORD S. DUKE, Director
RAYMOND A. WASSEL, Scholar and Director of Environmental Studies
LAURA LLANOS, Finance Business Partner
TAMARA DAWSON, Program Associate
This consensus study report was reviewed in draft form by persons chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets institutional standards of quality, 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 thank the following for their review of this report:
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of the report was overseen by Martin Philbert, University of Michigan, and Jonathan Samet, Colorado School of Public Heath, who were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of the report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
The committee gratefully acknowledges the staff of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for their presentations to the committee during open sessions. The committee is also grateful for the assistance of Norman Grossblatt who served as the report editor.
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