Judi Durda is a toxicologist and ecologist with more than 30 years of experience in the health and environmental science fields, working on behalf of both government and private clients. Ms. Durda specializes in using science and science-based strategies to address complex technical issues related to the manufacture, use, or disposal of chemicals, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and hazardous and nonhazardous wastes. Her specific experience includes risk assessment, toxicological evaluations, forensics analysis, and regulatory compliance support under a variety of federal and state regulatory programs and in related litigation. She has conducted health and safety evaluations of chemicals present in food, beverages, and medical devices; conducted technical evaluations to support product registration of crop protection chemicals; assessed the potential human health risks from the use of veterinary antibiotics; and initiated research on the effects of consumer product chemicals on children’s health. She also has extensive experience with emerging and yet to be regulated chemicals including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
In addition, Ms. Durda has extensive experience in the evaluation of ecological risks and natural resource damages potentially associated with chemical release or disposal. She has conducted risk and damage assessments and designed monitoring programs at more than 100 waste sites in the United States and abroad. A hallmark of her work has been development of assessment strategies that support cost-effective remedial solutions and simultaneous consideration of potential restoration needs (e.g., natural resource damages) at a site. She has applied this technique at a variety of waste sites. Types of facilities evaluated include metal finishing and processing sites; mining sites; wood treatment facilities with copper, chromium, and arsenic contamination and creosote; pesticide and organic chemical manufacturing facilities; chlor-alkali plants; mercury, PCB, and dioxin waste sites; hydrocarbon and oil waste sites; Department of Defense facilities; railyards; municipal and hazardous waste landfills; mixed industrial waste sites; and contaminated rivers and estuaries.