The National Academies' Institute of Medicine conducted a scientific peer review of the draft National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Current Intelligence Bulletin titled “Asbestos Fibers and other Elongated Mineral Particles: State of the Science and Roadmap for Research.” The review assessed the technical quality of the draft document, its scope and the methods used to produce its findings. The National Academies also assessed the likelihood that the framework of research envisioned in the draft document would address the most significant scientific issues in the areas of toxicity, occupational exposures, epidemiology, and sampling/analytical methods.
The National Academies made a total of eight recommendations, a few of which included the need to clarify the vision and rationale for the document, improve the use of terminology, and emphasize the need for interdisciplinary collaboration and integration of research. The Roadmap is being used to guide priority research in this area.
Report Title: Review of the NIOSH Research Roadmap on Asbestos and Other Elongated Mineral Fibers
Agency Sponsor: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Federal Contact: Tammy Sawyer 404-498-2522
Performer: Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
Record ID: 9409 (Report issued October 26, 2009)