Review of ATSDR's Great Lakes Report Drafts (Letter Report)
National Academies Press, Sep 12, 2008 - Science - 36 pages
The newly released Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, Review Of ATSDR's Great Lakes Report Drafts (Letter Report) presents the details of an IOM committee's evaluation of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) unofficial report drafts looking at health and pollution data from the Great Lakes region, of ATSDR's response to review, as well as of the concerns of the Office of the Director of ATSDR and the Office of the Director of the Coordinating Center for Environmental Health and Injury Prevention (CCEHIP). The committee found that the two drafts have problems and limitations that diminish the documents' scientific quality. These shortcomings hamper the usefulness of the drafts in addressing whether health risks might be associated with living near the lakes.
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COVER LETTER TO DR JAMES STEPHENS
REVIEW OF ATSDRS GREAT LAKES REPORT DRAFTS LETTER REPORT
APPENDIX A MAPS OF GREAT LAKES AREAS OF CONCERN
APPENDIX B LETTER FROM IJC
APPENDIX C MATERIALS RECEIVED FROM ATSDR
APPENDIX D ABBREVIATIONS
adequately addressed Agency for Toxic analysis and presentation AOC counties April 2008 report Areas of Concern Ashtabula River ATSDR and CCEHIP ATSDR drafts ATSDR’s response biologic specificity CHSR data Clinton River committee completed exposure pathways Concern AOC contaminant data contaminants and health critical pollutants data analysis datasets dioxins Director of ATSDR discussed Disease Registry draft July 2007 example executive summary hazardous waste hazardous-waste sites health data health outcomes HRSA human health IJC request Implications of Hazardous included inclusion and exclusion Institute of Medicine International Joint Commission July 2007 report Lakes Areas Lakes Counties letter report lung cancer National Academy nonpoint NPDES peer county range Peer Review Comments PHAs polychlorinated biphenyls populations potential health effects public health assessments Public Health Implications relevant RESPONSIVENESS TO REVIEWERS Risk Assessment Saginaw Bay scientific quality scientific soundness sources specific Substances and Disease Task Toxic Release Inventory Toxic Substances Twenty-Six U.S. U.S. Great Lakes