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Summary Report Hair Analysis Panel Discussion Exploring The State Of The Science

Hair Analysis Panel Discussion: Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

Cover Page

List Of Abbreviations


Executive Summary

Section 1: Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 Selection of Panelists
1.3 Charge to the Panelists
1.4 The Meeting Format
1.5 The Report Organization

Section 2: Opening Remarks And Presentations
2.1 Welcome
2.2 Purpose of the Meeting and Charge to the Panelists
2.3 Impetus for Panel Discussions—A Case Example
2.4 General Physiology of Hair—An Overview

Section 3: Sampling And Analytical Methods
3.1 Sample Collection Methods
3.2 Sample Preparation Methods
3.3 Analytical Methods
3.4 Other Methodological Considerations

Section 4: Factors Influencing The Interpretation Of Analytical Results
4.1 Distinguishing Between Endogenous and Exogenous Sources of Metals
4.2 Temporal Considerations and Exposure Conditions
4.3 Reference/Background Ranges

Section 5: Toxicologic Considerations
5.1 Pharmacokinetic Issues
5.2 Dose-Response and Clinical Relevance
5.3 Choosing the Best Biological Marker

Section 6: Conclusions And Recommendations
6.1 What is the State of the Science of Hair Analysis?
6.2 When Is It Appropriate to Consider Hair Analysis in Assessing Human
Exposures to Environmental Contaminants?

6.3 What Are the Limitations of Hair Analysis? What Data Gaps and
Research Needs Exist?

6.4 Recommendations
6.5 Next Steps to be Taken by ATSDR

Section 7: Observer Comments

Section 8: References



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