The expert specializes in quantitative assessment of risks to health and the environment posed by chemical, physical, and microbiological agents. The expert applies regulatory risk assessment techniques, but also implement more rigorous methods when the regulatory approaches are inappropriate or inadequate. The expert constructs models based on principles of science and engineering.
The expert develops, evaluates, and implements mathematical models to estimate exposures to pollutants and associated risks. Such models are useful, for example, in estimating concentrations of chemicals in media for which direct measurements are limited or unavailable. The expert is experienced in finding and correcting flaws in physical models upon which regulatory agencies and others depend. The expert uses computational, statistical, and graphical tools to analyze data with efficiency and intelligence. The expert identifies patterns and inconsistencies in complex sets of data, use fundamental chemical and physical principles to build robust models, and thereby solve the problems at hand.
The expert also offers consulting services in the assessment of the potential health hazards of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) from sources such as power-lines. The EMF services include measurement of existing levels, prediction of levels for proposed facilities, and assessment of potential health risks. The expert provides technical interpretation and background on EMF issues with regard to electric power transmission and electric power delivery. The expert can participate in public and regulatory hearings on health effects of EMF. The expert can measure and/or predict EMF intensities, as well as provide interpretation of measured or predicted EMF levels. The expert helps clients to comply with local, state, and federal regulations on health, safety, and the environment. The expert is current with mandatory and proposed regulations to respond quickly and accurately to difficulties.
The expert provides critical review and interpretation of scientific studies, data bases, draft guidance documents and policies, proposed regulations, and other documents related to the environmental fate, transport, and health effects of chemicals. The expert's analyses present a full and balanced view of the evidence, explaining the strengths and weaknesses of each important study, pointing out incongruities or gaps in information, explaining the bases for alternative scientific judgments, and suggesting strategies for handling the technical issues. The expert often augments the scientific assessment with an analysis of past and probable future responses by regulatory agencies and other interested parties.
The expert's reviews and analyses typically address chemicals found at disposal, storage, or production sites, and in air, groundwater, surface water, soil, or food. These chemicals may be carcinogenic or otherwise toxic to laboratory animals; some have caused illnesses to workers exposed to high concentrations. When existing data are insufficient, the expert may design and conduct research to understand the issues.
The expert can provide scientific support and expert testimony in cases of toxic tort, worker's compensation, liability for environmental clean-up, and cost recovery. The expert consults on a broad range of issues in environmental sciences and engineering, medicine, public health, and related fields. The expert can also provide expert consulting and te