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Toxicological Profile for Silica

Title: Toxicological Profile for Silica

Subject of planned Report: The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects for the substance being described.

Purpose of Planned Report: The purpose of the toxicological profile is to provide a source of toxicological and epidemiological data on hazardous substances most commonly found at hazardous waste sites and in support of public health assessments at these sites.

Type of Dissemination: ISI

Timing of Review (including deferrals): March 2016

Type of Review (panel, individual or alternative procedure): Individual

Opportunities for the Public to Comment (how and when): A draft of this profile will be made available for public comment in 2017

Peer Reviewers Provided with Public Comments before the Review: No

Anticipated Number of Reviewers: 3

Primary Disciplines or Expertise: toxicology, epidemiology, environmental health, chemistry, silica

Reviewers Selected by (agency or designated outside organization): CDC/ATSDR

Public Nominations Requested for Reviewers: No

1. Steenland, Kyle

Academic and Professional Credentials PhD
Current Position Title Professor
Organizational Affiliation(s) Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health
Atlanta , GA
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, Relevant Experiences Statistical modeling, environmental health, epidemiology; pesticides in relation to neurodegenerative diseases, adult lead exposure and cancer, PFOA and a variety of diseases.
Recommended by Scientific/Professional Society or General Public No

2. Greenberg, Michael

Academic and Professional Credentials  

MD, MPH

Current Position Title Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology
Organizational Affiliation(s) Drexel University, Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, Relevant Experiences Emergency Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Medical Toxicology; awarded the Williams S. Knudsen Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). This is the highest honor bestowed by ACOEM. (2006)
Recommended by Scientific/Professional Society or General Public No

3. Rosenman, Kenneth D

Academic and Professional Credentials MD
Current Position Title Professor, Medicine and Chief, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Organizational Affiliation(s) Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, East Lansing, MI 48824
Areas of Expertise, Discipline, Relevant Experiences Occupational and environmental disease with particular interest in pulmonary disease; published over 205 articles on occupational and environmental disease. In conjunction with Michigan OSHA and the Michigan Health Department he tracks the occurrence of work-related asthma, acute work-related traumatic fatalities, acute pesticide disease, noise-induced hearing loss, silicosis, blood and urine arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury levels, serum and red cell cholinesterase levels and asthma deaths in the young. He received a Michigan State University Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010,  a College of Human Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award in 2010 and a Michigan Department of Community Health Health Policy Champion Award in 2011.
Recommended by Scientific/Professional Society or General Public No

Charge to Peer Reviewers: DTEM Charge to Peer Reviewers DTEM peer review policy

Additional elements to be added to the public posting as they become available
The ISI/HISA Dissemination Itself
Peer Reviewers’ Comments and CDC/ATSDR’s Response to Peer Reviewers’ Comments: Silica [PDF – 278 KB]

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