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Addressing Chemical Exposure from Your Compliant Consumer Products - Lessons Learned

Thursday, September 27| 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Learning Level: Competent | Topic: Risk Assessment

Strong product stewardship programs address regulatory and compliance issues as part of product development.  Nevertheless, in some cases, there remains consumer concern with potential chemical exposures during product use, even if the products may have been shown to be compliant with regulations.  This session will feature three such cases along with a discussion on how each issue was addressed:
  • Using a systematic approach to evaluating consumer products suspected to have amplified fungal growth
  • Collecting large datasets to address formaldehyde exposure from construction materials in the home
  • Utilizing simulation studies to capture real-world exposure to phthalates from PVC.
​This presentation ultimately addresses determining the best method of testing your product to address both consumer concerns and reaffirm product compliance.

Learning Objectives

  1. Evaluate pro-active and re-active methods to assess chemical issues with consumer products.
  2. Understand technical method challenges and benefits.
  3. Understand the benefits of applying these tools into product development phase.
Renee Kalmes, Principal Scientist, Exponent
Michael Posson, Managing Scientist, Exponent
Ankur Singhal, MA, Managing Scientist, Exponent