October 18, 2021
Gradient scientists will present at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 42nd Annual Meeting 2021 (Virtual). Learn about the conference here.
Ifeoluwa A. Bamgbose will present a poster, “Microplastics in the Terrestrial Environment: Is there a real threat and risk?” The objective of this poster is to assess the weight of evidence for microplastic biological effects in soil, biota, and other terrestrial matrices.
Thomas Lewandowski (Jiaru Zhang, Joel Cohen) will give a talk, “West Coast States and Taking Different Approaches to Alternatives Assessment.” This talk will review California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP), Oregon’s Toxic Free Kids, and Washington State’s Alternatives Assessment programs, including the key features of these three programs to understand their similarities and differences.
Charlotte Marsh (Kim Reid, Carrie Claytor) will present, “Looking Beyond the CAS Number: Considering Form Specificity in Hazard Assessment of Metals.” This talk will present technical issues related to assigning form-specific hazards and opportunities to address challenges within current assessment tools.
Jiaru Zhang, Joel Cohen, Thomas Lewandowski will present a poster, “Lessons Learned from Conducting Alternatives Analyses Under California’s Safer Consumer Products Program.” This poster will share lessons learned and key recommendations after conducting the first two Alternative Assessments submitted under California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.