Peer review set for NTP Studies May 18

May 15, 2000

Recent safety studies by the National Toxicology Program will be peer-reviewed at an open, public meeting May 18 by a subcommittee of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors. The studies are of the sedative chloral hydrate; the moth ball ingredient napthalene; the meat and fish preservative sodium nitrite; an ingredient in hard or high temperature resistant plastics p,p'-Dichlorodiphenyl Sulfone, and indium phosphide, which is used in making solar cells, semi-conductors, lasers and photodiodes.
The public event will be at the NTP's headquarters, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, in the Rodbell auditorium of the Rall building, the NIEHS' main administrative and laboratory facility 111 T. W. Alexander drive, Research Triangle Park, N.C. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

The studies to be peer reviewed may be read at

NIEHS Press Contacts 301-496-3511

NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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