Hair Analysis Panel Discussion: Section 1
Section 1 Introduction
ATSDR convened a panel of seven experts to discuss the state of the science related to hair analysis, with specific focus on its utility in assessing environmental exposures. A 1½-day meeting held at the Radisson Executive Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 12 and 13, 2001, served as a forum for the panelists to discuss scientific issues related to the analysis and interpretation of hair data. The meeting, which was open to the public, also gave other interested parties the opportunity to observe the discussions, ask questions, and provide input.
This section details ATSDR's purpose for convening the panel (Section 1.1), how ATSDR selected panel members (Section 1.2), the charge to the panel (see Section 1.3), the meeting format (see Section 1.4), and the organization of this summary report (see Section 1.5).