thank the following individuals for their participation in the review of this report:


John C. Bailar III, Department of Health Studies, The University of Chicago (emeritus), Washington, D.C.

Thomas A. Burke, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Kristie L. Ebi, Health Sciences Practice, Exponent, Alexandria, Virginia

Rodney Klassen, Applied Geochemistry, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa

Ben A. Klinck, Chemical and Biological Hazards Programme, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Jonathan M. Samet, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Rien van Genuchten, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Riverside, California

Philip Weinstein, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley


Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by David S. Kosson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and Edward B. Perrin, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle. Appointed by the NRC, they were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.



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