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Senior Scientists

David G. Dodge, M.S., DABT, CIH
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Education

M.S., Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences, San Diego State University

B.A., Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology (DABT)

Expertise

  • Risk Communication
  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Litigation Support
  • Applied Toxicology
  • Occupational Exposure Assessment
  • Industrial Hygiene

David G. Dodge, M.S., DABT, CIH

Senior Toxicologist

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Mr. Dodge is a toxicologist and industrial hygienist specializing in applied toxicological research, risk-based human health evaluations, historical state-of-knowledge assessments, and risk communication.  On behalf of clients in law, industry, and government, Mr. Dodge has characterized health risks from exposure to chemical agents in products, workplaces, and the environment.  He has evaluated health risks of an array of chemicals, including metals (e.g., chromium, lead, nickel, cadmium, mercury), organic compounds (e.g., trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, benzene, vinyl chloride), pesticides, asbestos, hydroquinone, flame retardants, perchlorate, fluoride, and sulfur dioxide.  Mr. Dodge holds a Masters of Science in Public Health from San Diego State University, and is a primary or participating author of over a dozen published scientific papers and over 30 presentations at scientific conferences or seminars. 

Education

M.S., Public Health/Environmental Health Sciences, San Diego State University

B.A., Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)

Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology (DABT)

Expertise

  • Risk Communication
  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Litigation Support
  • Applied Toxicology
  • Occupational Exposure Assessment
  • Industrial Hygiene

Services

Representative Projects

Cause of Death Analysis: Evaluated the technical merits of a case involving potential asphyxiation by exposure to carbon dioxide during transport of dry ice.

Analysis of Asbestos Risks in the Steel Industry: Retained as an expert witness to evaluate the historical state of knowledge of risks posed by asbestos to steel industry workers.

Analysis of Exposures from Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Manufacture: Addressed worker and customer health concerns specifically with regard to potential exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed unintentionally during production. Helped the client take proper steps to ensure appropriate product stewardship.

Analysis of Asbestos Risks in the Merchant Shipping Industry: Retained as an expert witness to evaluate the historical state of knowledge of risks posed by asbestos to merchant seamen.

Developmental and Reproductive Toxicants (DART) Analyses: Evaluated possible health effects to pregnant workers and their offspring from in utero exposures to chemicals in the workplace. The assessments included a rapid review of the toxicology literature to determine whether the chemicals in question were DART agents, as well as an estimation of worker doses and overall Hazard Indices.

Disease Cluster Analysis: Retained as a consulting expert in a matter involving an alleged cluster of children with adverse developmental health outcomes born to women who worked at an office setting.

Industrial Hygiene Standard of Care: Retained as an expert witness to evaluate whether the State of Montana met the industrial hygiene standard of care for its surveys and communications at a mine and mill at various historical points in time.

Disease Causation in Dry Cleaning Worker: Performed a causal analysis of occupational exposure to perchloroethylene at dry cleaning facilities and the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Selected Publications

Lewandowski, T; Dodge, D.  2016. "Windows of susceptibility: Do OELs really protect workers from reproductive and developmental effects?" Syngergist (Akron) 27 : 22-25.

Dodge, DG; Beck, BD.  2016. "Historical state of knowledge of the health risks of asbestos posed to seamen on merchant ships." Inhal. Toxicol. 28 : 637-657.

Dodge, David G.; Goodman, JE.  2015. "Trichloroethylene." In Hamilton and Hardy's Industrial Toxicology (Sixth Edition). (Eds.: Harbison, RD; Bourgeois, MM; Johnson, GT), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ., p733-740.

Goodman, JE; Peterson, MK; Bailey, LA; Kerper, LE; Dodge, DG.  2014. "Electricians' chrysotile asbestos exposure from electrical products and risks of mesothelioma and lung cancer." Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 68 : 8-15.

Dodge, DG; Beck, BD; BenKinney, MT; Boehm, PD.  2012. "Analysis of Health Risks to Surgical Patients from Instruments Contaminated with Used Hydraulic Fluid." Presented at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 51st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 11-15