Dr. Kelman was honored to give a commencement address at the June 8th celebration for students graduating in late 2017 and 2018 from the University of Washington Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences program. Congratulations to the graduates and their families.
Veritox attended and presented at AIHce 2018, May 21-23, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA. Thanks to all who attended our education sessions (Environmental Exposure Assessments for Patients with Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, Understanding Exposure in Talc-attributed Disease, and Managing Occupational Exposures to Infectious Agents), professional development course (Managing Health Exposure in Confined Spaces), and poster session (Respirator Service Life Estimation Model for Spraying Pesticides). We look forward to seeing you next year at AIHce 2019 in Minneapolis.
Bruce Kelman, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, lectured at the American Conference Institute’s 23rd National Forum on Asbestos Claims & Litigation, May 21-23, 2018, in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kelman presented Lung Cancer: Risk from Smoking and Asbestos during the Connections and Correlations: Exploring Theories of Liability Based on Causal Links between Lung Cancer, Smoking, and Asbestos Exposure session.
Stephanie Carter, PhD, CIH, presented Welding Fume Exposure Assessment and Control as part of the Spring Technical Session for the Atlantic Provinces Local Section of AIHA in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Congratulations to Dr. Nadia Moore, PhD, DABT, ERT, for her appointment as Principal Toxicologist for Veritox®, Inc.
Veritox attended the 2018 SOT Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in San Antonio, TX. Thanks to all who visited us at our booth or stopped by our poster presentation (Risk from Mycotoxins in Mold-Infested Consumer Products (Presenter Clara Chan, MSc, DABT).
Michael Krause, MSPH, CIH, ROH, joined a roof expert and building envelope engineer for a panel discussion on attic venting, moisture, and mold growth at the March 2018 SEABEC (Seattle Building Envelope Council) meeting. It was a lively Q&A touching on many topics: Are there any attics in the northwest without some mold growth? Is there ever enough venting? Mike has experience inspecting attics, mold testing, and writing corrective protocols.
Coreen Robbins, MHS, PhD, CIH, and Michael Krause, MSPH, CIH, ROH, now hold Mold Assessment Consultant, "MAC" license in Texas, where Veritox® provides expert consulting services. The Texas Mold Assessment and Remediation Rules (TMARR), requires the MAC license for mold assessment activities in Texas, including "inspection, investigation, or survey of a dwelling or other structure to provide the owner or occupant with information regarding the presence, identification, or evaluation of mold, ... the development of a mold management plan or remediation protocol, ... collection or analysis of a mold sample."
Dr. Robbins has over 25 years of experience related to mold issues. She has conducted research, published peer-reviewed scientific articles, provided education and training, consulted on mold prevention and mitigation, and has provided expert testimony about a myriad of mold issues including potential adverse health effects of mold and mycotoxins, mold "contamination," remediation, and assessment.
Mr. Krause has extensive experience in all aspects of mold assessments including visual inspection, documentation, and moisture testing; all aspects of testing for mold in indoor environments; and providing follow up recommendations for cleanup when needed. He has presented at local and national professional meetings of building scientists and industrial hygienists on the topic of indoor mold. He has studied and published a peer-reviewed article about mold growth on sheetrock. Mr. Krause has provided expert testimony in deposition, trial and mediation in matters related to indoor mold.
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On August 26, 2008, a San Diego County Superior Court trial jury found that Sharon Kramer libeled Dr. Bruce Kelman of Veritox®, Inc., when she published a press release in March 2005. [+more]
August 5-10, 2018: Dr. Bruce Kelman, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT,will teach Occupational Toxicology and Forensic Toxicology at the American College of Toxicology Advanced Comprehensive Toxicology 2018 Educational Course in Gaithersburg, MD.
September 8, 2018: Dr. Bruce Kelman, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, will be speaking at the "THC, Fitness for Duty, and Other Toxicology Issues in the Northwest Workplace" session at the 2018 Annual Northwest Association of Occupational and Environmental Conference in Seattle, WA. Dr. Kelman's presentation will discuss the potential impairment issues of marijuana use by workers and give an update on the current state of knowledge on mold and mycotoxins and “aerotoxic syndrome.”
September 20, 2018: Dr. Coreen Robbins, MHS, PhD, CIH, will be speaking at the upcoming Indoor Air Quality Association (Seattle Chapter) workshop “Cannabis! Fentanyl! Methamphetamine! Oh My!” in Seattle, WA. Her presentation will focus on Vertiox’s investigations into indoor air quality issues related to cannabis production facilities.
October 14-15, 2018: Veritox will attend the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Nortwest Association of Toxicologists (PANWAT) in Bothell, WA.
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