Senior Scientist from Intrinsik awarded a best poster award at the recent 13th Annual IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry (co-sponsored by 248th ACS National Meeting, Division of Agrochemicals, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA).

It is our pleasure to announce that Roger Breton (Senior Scientist, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) was recently awarded a best poster award at the recent 13th Annual IUPAC International Congress of Pesticide Chemistry (co-sponsored by 248th ACS National Meeting, Division of Agrochemicals, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA). The poster was titled “Data relevance and data quality for ecological risk assessment”. More than 800 posters were submitted and all posters were evaluated by a team of distinguished scientists. Evaluation criteria included technical quality, importance to the relevant scientific fields(s), presentation clarity and originality of the presented research.

To receive an electronic copy of this poster, or to speak to Roger about this topic or ecological risk assessment in general, please contact him in our Ottawa office 613-761-1464 x223

Intrinsik Scientists will be attending the Informa Life Sciences’ “Regulation of Agrochemical” conference, taking place July 22-23 in Raleigh, NC, USA.

Roger Breton and Melissa Whitfield Aslund will be attending the Informa Life Sciences’ “Regulation of Agrochemical” conference, taking place July 22-23 in Raleigh, NC, USA. They are looking forward to attending sessions covering pesticide risk assessment for endangered species as well as regulatory strategy with respect to pesticides and impacts to insect pollinators. They will also be attending an Advanced Learning Seminar on the topic of “Policy and Regulation for Agrochemicals, Biopesticides & Plant Growth Regulators” that will offer guidance on key developments regarding neonicotinoids, spray drift, the USA Farm Bill and the Endangered Species Act.’

Crop Life America (CLA) RISE Spring Conference – April 9 – 11, 2014

Drs. Dwayne Moore, and Loren Knopper and Mr. Roger Breton from the Intrinsik Environmental Sciences Inc. (Intrinsik) Maine, Mississauga and Ottawa offices will be attending the CLA RISE (Responsible Industry for Sound Environment) spring conference from April 9th through 11th, 2014 in Crystal City, Virginia.

The CLA RISE conference covers numerous topics related to the scientific and regulatory community including risk assessment, risk management, pollinator health, endangered species protection among others. Intrinsik is a conference sponsor and provides expert scientific support on these issues to registrants of pesticide products in North and South America.  

We look forward to meeting you at the conference.

Lisa Marshall receives SETAC Presidential Citation

We are pleased to to announce that Lisa Marshall, a scientist in our Halifax office, received a Presidential Citation at the recent SETAC annual meeting in Nashville.  This recognition was given to her as a result of her hard work on a number of initiatives for SETAC this past year, most notably with the Career Development Committee.  It was announced at the Opening Ceremonies of the conference in Nashville.  Great work Lisa!!!

Intrinsik Senior Scientist, Dr. Loren Knopper, nominated for the prestigious Eni Award

The Eni Award (http://www.eni.com/eni-award/eng/home.shtml) was officially established in July 2007 in order to develop innovative ideas for a better use of energy sources, promote environmental research and to valorize new generations of researchers. The award is launched annually and has an established and prestigious network of researchers in the field of energy and the environment. Its target is to monitor and promote the best research and the best scientists in the world in the field of energy.

Intrinsik is pleased to announced that Dr. Loren Knopper has been nominated by the Eni Award Scientific Secretariat as a candidate for the 2014 award.  Further information on this prestigious nomination will be posted as it becomes available.

Congratulations Loren!

Intrinsik Senior Scientist Dr. Saghir is one of the authors on a new journal article just accepted in Toxicological Sciences

Intrinsik Senior Scientist Dr. Saghir is one of the authors on a new journal article just accepted in Toxicological Sciences – “An F1-Extended One Generation Reproductive Toxicity Study (EOGRTS) in CRL:CD(SD) Rats with 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D)”.

You can see an advanced access of the PDF at: http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/09/26/toxsci.kft213.full.pdf+html?sid=158e7b77-d22d-42ed-9c38-07b5244711e3

For more information please contact ssaghir@intrinsik.com.

Intrinsik scientists to present about pesticides and pollinators at upcoming 2013 Ontario Pest Management Conference.

Intrinsik scientists to present about pesticides and pollinators at upcoming 2013 Ontario Pest Management Conference. The presentation “Pesticide risk assessment for non-target invertebrate pollinators” is authored by Erin McGregor, Roger Breton and Dr. Loren Knopper. For more information please contact lknopper@intrinsik.com

Intrinsik acquires McDaniel Lambert

Intrinsik Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of McDaniel Lambert, Inc. (McDaniel Lambert).  An occupational and environmental health sciences firm, with 10 staff located in Venice Beach California, the acquisition of McDaniel Lambert signifies Intrinsik’s commitment to sustainable, strategic growth and an increased presence in the United States. The addition of McDaniel Lambert to the Intrinsik group results in a professional services firm with offices across the United States and Canada and brings together a full time staff of more than 60 professionals specializing in providing toxicology, risk assessment and regulatory advice to clients across a wide range of market sectors in North America and throughout the world. 

Founded in 1997, by Drs. Mary McDaniel and Charles (Chuck) Lambert, the McDaniel Lambert team specializes in toxicology, health risk assessment, occupational and environmental medicine, law, epidemiology, and risk communication.

Mary McDaniel, DO, JD, MPH, is a board-certified physician, licensed attorney, and risk and crisis communication expert who brings more than 20 years of experience in environmental health assessment, risk communication, risk management, and occupational and environmental medicine to Intrinsik.  Dr. McDaniel will assume the role of Medical Director and Vice President.

Charles Lambert, PhD, DABT is recognized as one of California’s top human health risk assessors and will assume the position of Principal. Dr. Lambert is respected both by regulators and the regulated community with over 20 years of experience in risk assessment, risk communication, California Proposition 65 evaluation, litigation support, pharmaceutical impurity assessment and occupational toxicology.

The acquisition solidifies a long standing business relationship and will benefit both McDaniel Lambert and Intrinsik clients going forward.

Elliot Sigal (President of Intrinsik), “The acquisition of McDaniel Lambert, a top consulting firm, is further solidification of Intrinsik’s business presence in the United States, they are a great fit”. 

Mary McDaniel (President of McDaniel Lambert) “We are delighted to become part of the Intrinsik family.  We’ve worked together on several challenging projects over the last few years and it feels like a natural step for us to expand our opportunities by joining a firm we respect for their integrity, scientific knowledge and ethics”.

For further information, contact us at info@intrinsik.com.

Chemicals and Consumer Products – August 9, 2013 Noteworthy Consumer Product Recalls

The following consumer products were recalled between July 26th – August 9th due to toxicological and/or labelling violations in the United States, Canada or Europe:

US

The products “Sleepharmony Metal Youth Beds in pink” and “Leisure Ways® Brands Kids Outdoor Furniture” were recalled due to the presence of excessive levels of lead, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

For more details, please see link 1 and link 2.

Canada

None

Europe

The products “Unknown” babies’ shoes, “Unknown” ladies’ shoes, and “Unknown” ladies’ shoes, “Unknown” protective boots, “Unknown” ladies’ shoes, “Unknown” ladies shoes, “Unknown” leather gloves, and “Unknown” women’s shoes were withdrawn from the product market and/or rejected for import at the border due to the presence of chromium (VI).  Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.  The products do not comply with the relevant national regulations.

For more details, please see numbers 8, 17, 21, 28, 30, 31, 37, and 48 in the following table, as well as number 27 in the following table.

The products “Lanternes a voeux - 100% Biodegradable” and “Unknown” thermos flask were withdrawn from the market and/or recalled from end users due to the presence of asbestos fibres.  The products do not comply with the REACH Regulation.

For more details, please see number 14 in the following table and number 4 in the following table.

The toys “Charm girl”, “Unknown” plastic doll, and “Princess - Beauty Dress up Series” were banned from product marketing, withdrawn from the market and/or recalled from end users due to the presence of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).  According to the REACH Regulation the phthalates DEHP, DBP and BBP are prohibited in all toys and childcare articles, while phthalates DINP, DIDP and DNOP are prohibited in toys or childcare articles that can be placed in the mouth by children.

For more details, please see numbers 19, 20 and 33 in the following table.

The product “Unknown” rubber stamp cleaner was withdrawn from the market and recalled from end users due to the presence of n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

For more details, please see number 5 in the following table.

The product “Unknown” ladies’ shoes was withdrawn from the market and recalled from end users due to the presence of dimethylfumarate (DMF).  Dimethylfumarate is a substance which is strongly sensitising on contact with the skin, and consumer products containing dimethylfumarate are banned according to the REACH Regulation.

For more details, please see number 26 in the following table.

Marketing a consumer product in the U.S., Canada, or Europe? Intrinsik can help ensure that the product meets the toxicological and labelling standards for your jurisdiction. Contact us at 905-364-7800 ext 216 for more information.

Intrinsik scientists publish two papers

Intrinsik scientists (Drs. Ollson, Knopper, and Whitfield Aslund) publish two papers describing the human health and ecological risk assessments of a new energy-from-waste thermal treatment facility in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.

Full references :

Ollson, C.A., Knopper, L.D., Whitfield Aslund, M.L., Jayasinghe, R. (2014). Site specific risk assessment of an energy-from-waste thermal treatment facility in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. Part A: Human health risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 466(1), 345-356.  
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Ollson, C.A., Whitfield Aslund, M.L., Knopper, L.D., Dan, T. (2014). Site specific risk assessment of an energy-from-waste/ thermal treatment facility in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. Part B: Ecological risk assessment. In press. Science of the Total Environment 466(1), 242-252.
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