Peer Review Committee (PRC)
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A Peer Review Committee (PRC)
was appointed by the University of California at Berkeley to
independently evaluate the scientific basis of proposed revisions to
current methodologies. Six experts were selected to review the proposed
methodology for estimating premature deaths associated with long-term
exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5). The committee members'
areas of research expertise included health effects associated with air
pollution, analysis of epidemiological data, atmospheric chemistry, and
air quality risk management.
The peer reviewers received a draft report dated August 23, 2007 and evaluated whether ARB staff correctly interpreted the results published in the literature and correctly developed methods for estimating premature deaths associated with public exposures to ambient PM. The committee provided staff with written comments, which staff addressed and incorporated into a draft report released to the public for comment on May 22, 2008.
Public Health Sciences/Chemical Engineering
University of Toronto
D. Eisner, M.D., M.P.H.
Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
UC San Francisco
Richard C. Flagan, Ph.D. Professor
Chemical Engineering/Environmental Science and Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Kaufman, M.D., M.P.H.
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington