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BSC Overview

NCEH/ATSDR established the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) in April 2004. According to its Federal Advisory Committee Act charter, the purpose of the BSC is to serve as an advisory committee and support CDC’s mission to protect public health.

The BSC provides advice and guidance to:

  • Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Director, CDC
  • Director, NCEH/ATSDR

The BSC’s advice and guidance assist NCEH/ATSDR in ensuring

  • scientific quality,
  • timeliness,
  • utility, and
  • dissemination of results.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Subcommittee to the Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC)

The purpose of the LPP Subcommittee is to provide expertise on public health policies and practices relevant to lead poisoning prevention; and to conduct preparatory research, analysis, and other developmental activities involving more detailed work that cannot be practically accomplished by the full committee.