Select Projects

Asbestos:  Analyzed exposure, health risks, and historical state of knowledge issues in the context of claims of personal injury from exposure to asbestos in various industries and settings.  These include workers in maritime (operating ship, shipyard, and port), steel, foundry, chemical, mining/milling, automotive, and construction industries, and general population building occupants and do-it-yourselfers.

Industrial Hygiene and Standard of Care:  Evaluated potential worker exposures to trichloroethylene at a national laboratory and addressed the actions of the employer in a historical context.

COVID Insurance Recovery:  Evaluated the evolving science and guidance regarding SARS-CoV-2 fomite transmission, cleaning and disinfecting, and ventilation in the context of a customer environment.

Oil Spill Response Analysis:  Evaluated potential exposures to oil spill-related chemicals among oil spill recovery workers and residents and addressed standard of care actions.

Air Monitoring Study:  Performed air sampling for lead at an industrial services company facility employing a lead-containing compound.

Causation Assessment:  Evaluated whether exposure to solvents in indoor air, allegedly originating from a flooring product, could have been causally related to claimed health effects.

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.

Data Analysis and Risk Communication:  Analyzed occupational airborne lead, cadmium, and arsenic data and exposure controls in an industrial facility, and assisted with risk communications to workers.

Selected Publications

Dodge, DG; Engel, AM; Prueitt, RL; Peterson, MK; Goodman, JE. 2021. “US EPA’s TSCA risk assessment approach: A case study of asbestos in automotive brakes.” Inhalation Toxicol. 33(9-14):295-307.

Dodge, D. 2020. “50 years of OSHA.” Gradient Trends – Risk Science & Application 79:1-2.

Hubbard, B; Glowacki, M; Dodge, D; Mohar, I. 2020. “Pandora’s Box: Protecting Your Offices and Manufacturing Facilities by Ensuring a Safe Environment in a COVID-19 World.” Presented as a DRI remote webinar. May 18.

Dodge, DG; Peterson, MK. 2019. “Evaluation of the Potential for Fibrous Talc to Cause Mesothelioma Based on Available In Vitro and In Vivo Animal Studies.” Presented at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 58th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 10-14.

Braun, R; Dodge, D. 2018. “Coming Soon to a Drinking Water Source Near You: EPA Regulation of Perchlorate.” Presented at the National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 26-28, 47p.

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.