|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
||National Institute of|
Environmental Health Sciences
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Contact: Bill Grigg|
In an announcement in the Federal Register, the National Toxicology Program requested public comment and data relevant to the substances to be submitted to:
Dr. C. W. Jameson,
NTP Report on Carcinogens,
PO Box 12233,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
Comments received by June 3 can be considered by all the review groups.
Two federal government reviews – the first by scientists of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, where the NTP is headquartered, and the second by scientists from a group of federal agencies -- are followed by an outside peer review, held in public.
The Report on Carcinogens is a Congressionally directed listing of known and reasonably anticipated human carcinogens. Its preparation is delegated to the NTP by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. NTP is the nation's major agency for toxicological testing and for developing and improving toxicological test methods.
Further information may be found in the Federal Register, Volume 64, Number 63, pages 15983-4, and Number 74, pages 19188-9, in which the criteria for the "known" and "reasonably anticipated" classifications are detailed.