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Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Refractory Ceramic Fibers

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Title: Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Refractory Ceramic Fibers

Subject: A comprehensive analysis and critical review of the literature and an assessment of the hazards of occupational exposure to airborne refractory ceramic fibers.

Purpose: To provide information and recommendations for controlling occupational exposures (engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and a recommended exposure limit) to a manufactured fiber that has been identified as a potential occupational carcinogen.

Timing of Review: Formal review was performed February through June 2003

Primary Disciplines or Expertise Needed for Review: Risk assessment, toxicology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene

Type of Review: Individual

Number of Reviewers: 5

Reviewers Selected by: NIOSH

Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No

Opportunities for the Public to Comment: Yes

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments: Yes

Peer Reviewers:

John Cherrie
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D.
Organizational Affiliation: Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine
Liberty Safe Work Research Centre, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Professor, member of the Institute of Medicine, and international expert in the area of exposure assessment methods and the toxicity of airborne fibers.
Recommended by: NIOSH

John Dement
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D., CIH
Organizational Affiliation: Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Professor in the field of occupational and environmental hygiene, industrial hygienist and international expert in the area of exposure assessment and the toxicology of airborne fibers.
Recommended by: NIOSH

Morton Lippmann
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D., CIH
Organizational Affiliation: New York University, School of Medicine, Tuxedo, New York
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Professor, industrial hygienist, and international expert in the areas of fiber toxicology and exposure assessment.
Recommended by: NIOSH

Peter McClure
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Organizational Affiliation: Syracuse Research Corporation, North Syracuse, New York
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: Research Consultant, Diplomate of the Board of Toxicologists, and author of the ATSDR Toxicological Profile on Synthetic Vitreous Fibers (under contract from ATSDR).
Recommended by: NIOSH

Jolanda M. Rijnkels
Academic and Professional Credentials: Ph.D.
Organizational Affiliation: Health Council of the Netherlands, Den Haag, Netherlands
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, or Relevant Experience: International expert on setting occupational exposure limits for potentially hazardous substances.
Recommended by: NIOSH

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