Keeping Up with Priorities: Paul DeLeo Publishes Update on Chemical Assessment Criteria
February 1, 2019

In an ever-changing regulatory field, companies need to keep abreast of which commercial chemicals are next to be scrutinized. In an article titled “Keeping Up with Priorities,” Integral Principal Paul DeLeo, Ph.D., delves into the history of assessment criteria and amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act to address persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals (PBTs). Over the past two decades, it has been increasingly common for governments to select chemicals using criteria that focus on particular human health hazards such as carcinogenicity, or a combination of human or ecological toxicity criteria with factors such as persistence in the environment and potential for bioaccumulation—the types of chemicals known as PBTs.

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Dr. DeLeo’s article is published in the Pesticide, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter, a quarterly publication from the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). One of SEER’s 31 committees covering topics in environmental, energy, and natural resources law, the Pesticide, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee addresses regulatory matters related to chemical and biological pesticides, industrial and consumer chemicals, and plant and microbial products of biotechnology.

Dr. DeLeo has decades of experience with applied research and regulatory and public outreach related to the human and environmental safety of food ingredients, pesticides, pharmaceutical and personal care products, and cleaning products. He currently leads Integral’s product stewardship practice. Prior to joining Integral, Dr. DeLeo held key positions with the American Cleaning Institute for 10 years and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 8 years.

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