Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) VCCEP Peer Consultation
When: February 19, 2004
Where: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Report of the Peer
Consultation for Methyl Ethyl Ketone
A panel of scientists with expertise in toxicity testing, risk
assessment, exposure assessment, and children’s health met on
February 19, 2004
to conduct a peer consultation of a submission on methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).
The American Chemistry Council’s Ketones Panel prepared the
submission for the Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program
(VCCEP). The purpose of the
peer consultation meeting was to provide a science-based forum to
determine whether the existing data are adequate to characterize the risks
of acetone to children, and, if not, to identify data needs.
report that summarizes the panel discussions and the individual panel
members’ conclusions is found below.
Note that panel members served as individuals and represented their
own personal scientific opinions. They did not represent their
companies, agencies, funding organizations, or other entities with which
they are associated. The Peer Consultation Panel Meeting Report
includes the List
of Attendees, Meeting Materials (which contains the agenda, overview,
panel charge, panelist biographical sketches and conflict of interest/bias
disclosures and presenter biographical sketches), Public Comments, and
Sponsor Presentation Slides.
to the finalization of the meeting report, EPA requested additional MEK
exposure information from the Sponsors. This information was
provided to EPA on January 12, 2005.
The following are the original documents submitted by the sponsor for
the panel's review:
- Sponsor-submitted assessment document (.pdf files)