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Expert in Hazardous Materials, Retrospective Toxic Chemical Exposure Assessment, Mold, Hazard Communication

Expert ID: 730073 Florida, USA

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Expert has been a consultant/expert witness providing litigation support in the fields of industrial hygiene and chemistry for over 25 years. Much of his experience has involved indoor environmental quality, with many cases focusing on microbial investigations in commercial and residential buildings. He has extensive experience in cases involving retrospective toxic chemical exposure assessment, industrial air quality, chemical risk assessment, worker compensation claims, household chemical accidents (pesticides, cleaners, disinfectants, cosmetics, etc.), chemical hazard communication, labeling hazardous materials and chemical flammability.

Expert holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii, a M.S. in Environmental Health from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Toledo. He was certified in the chemical aspects of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida - Boca Raton, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Hawaii
Year: 1969 Degree: MS Subject: Environmental Health Institution: University of Michigan
Year: 1968 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Toledo

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Consultant/ Expert Witness: Toxic and hazardous materials, retrospective toxic chemical exposure assessment, chemical risk assessment, environmental contamination, assessment of indoor mold contamination, air sampling, indoor environmental quality, workers' compensation claims, household chemical accidents (pesticides, cleaners, disinfectants, cosmetics, etc.), chemical hazard communication, labeling of hazardous materials, chemical flammability.
Years: 1980 to 1996 Employer: Truesdail Laboratories Title: Senior Chemist Department: Forensic Engineering Department Responsibilities: Consultant/ Expert Witness: Analytical chemistry and Toxic and hazardous materials, retrospective toxic chemical exposure assessment, chemical risk assessment, environmental contamination, assessment of indoor mold contamination, air sampling, indoor environmental quality, workers' compensation claims, household chemical accidents (pesticides, cleaners, disinfectants, cosmetics, etc.), chemical hazard communication, labeling of hazardous materials, chemical flammability
Years: 1978 to 1980 Employer: Herriott Plating Title: General Manager Department: Responsibilities: Supervision of electroplating, anodizing, chemical conversion coating, quality control, hazardous waste management, industrial hygiene
Years: 1973 to 1978 Employer: Honolulu Community College Title: Professor Department: Responsibilities: Instruction of courses in general chemistry and analytical chemistry

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Certified Industrial Hygienist, Chemical Aspects, Certification Number 3304, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Awards / Recognition
United States Public Health Service Fellowship (1968-1969). Provided tuition and stipend while pursuing MS in Environmental Health at the University of Michigan.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has extensive experience in cases involving retrospective toxic chemical exposure assessment, industrial air quality, chemical risk assessment, worker compensation claims, household chemical accidents (pesticides, cleaners, disinfectants, cosmetics, etc.), chemical hazard communication, labeling hazardous materials and chemical flammability. He has testified in over 200 depositions and over 30 state superior court cases in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Training / Seminars
Expert has delivered numerous seminars to groups of attorneys and insurance company adjusters in the fields of mold contamination, indoor environmental quality and retrospective toxic exposure assessment.
Vendor Selection
Because of the longevity of his career, active participation in professional organizations and continued efforts in keeping up-to-date in his profession, he has been able to build and maintain relationships with professionals in related disciplines that can contribute to his area of expertise.
Marketing Experience
As a certified industrial hygienist focusing on indoor environmental quality in the 1990's, he was one of the first professionals to conduct mold investigations in domestic and commercial environments.
Other Relevant Experience
His teaching skills and teaching experience have allowed him to excel as an expert witness. He is comfortable and natural when speaking in front of groups and is able to explain scientific concepts to lay people with the highest degree of veracity and credibility.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Expert was born in Bologna, Italy. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 10, with his parents. Although his Italian speaking skills are not at the professional level, his ability to communicate when in Italy is quite adequate.

Fields of Expertise

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