Rice was asked just before the peer review panel got together, 'Have you made any public statements or taken positions on this or other subjects closely related to the chemical or topic under review?' " Gray said. Rice, who had spoken before the Maine Legislature the day before, responded with a no, according to Gray. Rice told the congressional subcommittee that, contrary to ACC's claims, she did not testify in favor of a Maine ban on deca-BDE. Rice, a toxicologist for the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, explained that her job requires her to provide expert scientific opinion to her state's Legislature.
by Cheryl Hogue |
October 06, 2008