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All Things Chemical is a podcast produced by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), a Washington D.C. law firm focusing on chemical law, business, and litigation matters. All Things Chemical is hosted by Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner of B&C. In each episode, we bring you intelligent, insightful, and engaging conversation about everything related to industrial, pesticidal, and specialty chemicals, as well as the law and business issues surrounding chemicals. Our incredibly talented team of lawyers, scientists, and consultants keep you abreast of the changing world of both domestic and international chemical regulation and provide analysis of the many intriguing and complicated issues surrounding this space.

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All Things Chemical is a podcast produced by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), a Washington D.C. law firm focusing on chemical law, business, and litigation matters. All Things Chemical is hosted by Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner of B&C. In each episode, we bring you intelligent, insightful, and engaging conversation about everything related to industrial, pesticidal, and specialty chemicals, as well as the law and business issues surrounding chemicals. Our incredibly talented team of lawyers, scientists, and consultants keep you abreast of the changing world of both domestic and international chemical regulation and provide analysis of the many intriguing and complicated issues surrounding this space.

    The National Tribal Toxics Council — A Conversation with Dianne Barton, Ph.D.

    The National Tribal Toxics Council — A Conversation with Dianne Barton, Ph.D.

    This week, I sat down with Dr. Dianne Barton, Water Quality Coordinator at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon, where she puts her Ph.D. in geochemistry to good use by providing technical expertise related to water quality, environmental toxics, regulatory processes, and the fate and transport of contaminants. Dr. Barton, who is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Chairs the National Tribal Toxics Council (NTTC), which is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - tribal partnership group that provides tribes with opportunities to engage more specifically with EPA on toxics issues. In our conversation, Dr. Barton shares her significant expertise on toxics issues and how the NTTC is engaged with EPA on a wide variety of Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act implementation issues, particularly those affecting tribal communities.
    ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW.
    ©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tips for Working with Foreign Regulators in China — A Conversation with David Cragin, Ph.D.

    Tips for Working with Foreign Regulators in China — A Conversation with David Cragin, Ph.D.

    This week, I sat down with David Cragin, Ph.D., DABT®, Quality Assurance and External Affairs Director for a large multinational pharmaceutical company, to discuss his experience living and working in China. For many listeners, working with foreign regulators can be particularly challenging for a variety of reasons, including language barriers, cultural differences, and differing regulatory standards. Dave shares his experience working in China and explains his approach to managing these issues successfully.
    ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW.
    ©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

    • 41 min
    Food Pesticide Residues — A Conversation with Sheryl Dolan and Meibao Zhuang, Ph.D.

    Food Pesticide Residues — A Conversation with Sheryl Dolan and Meibao Zhuang, Ph.D.

    This week, I sat down with Sheryl Lindros Dolan, Senior Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Senior Regulatory Specialist with our consulting affiliate, The Acta Group, and Meibao Zhuang, Ph.D., Senior Scientist/Regulatory Consultant with B&C and Acta, to discuss pesticide tolerances, what are they, how does the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develop them, and how well government and industry stakeholders communicate their utility in ensuring a safe and reliable food supply. We also wander into the complex world of soil amendments and adjuvants, so if you do not know what these are, listen up.
    ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW.
    ©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

    • 40 min
    Balancing Wildlife Protection and Responsible Pesticide Use — A Conversation with EPA’s Jake Li

    Balancing Wildlife Protection and Responsible Pesticide Use — A Conversation with EPA’s Jake Li

    This week, I sat down with Jake Li, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pesticide Programs, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and my colleague, Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant here at B&C. My guests have much in common -- they both have served (or in Jake’s case is serving) in senior policy positions in this space at EPA, and they both have a keen understanding of the legal, policy, and commercial implications of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Enacted almost 50 years ago, the ESA is intended to preserve and protect imperiled species. As anyone in this space knows, implementing the ESA and balancing the need for pesticide use has proven to be a challenging issue for decades.
    Our conversation today covers what the Administration is doing to balance wildlife protection and responsible pesticide use, what the federal Interagency Working Group is doing in this regard, and consider how the ESA Workplan is helping EPA’s Pesticide Program meet its ESA obligations.
    ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW.
    ©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

    • 1 hr 2 min
    OEHHA and Prop 65 Update — A Conversation with Lisa R. Burchi

    OEHHA and Prop 65 Update — A Conversation with Lisa R. Burchi

    This week, I sat down with Lisa R. Burchi, Of Counsel, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., and resident expert on Proposition 65 (Prop 65), among many other chemical laws. Few state laws are more notorious, or controversial, as this 1986 California law that revolutionized the concept of a consumer’s or worker’s “right to know” whether a product or work space might present exposures to chemicals considered carcinogens or reproductive toxins. Fast forward 36 years, and the familiar label warning on products as diverse as industrial chemicals to coffee and other common food items are found literally everywhere, in and out of the state of California.
    Lisa bring us up to date on some important new Prop 65 developments, reflects a bit on the law’s successes and misses, and discusses a few important judicial rulings about which our listeners will want to know.
    ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW.
    ©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

    • 51 min
    GHS Update — A Conversation with Karin Baron

    GHS Update — A Conversation with Karin Baron

    This week, I welcomed back to the studio Karin F. Baron, Senior Regulatory Consultant at B&C and our consulting affiliate, The Acta Group. Karin is an internationally recognized expert on hazard communication, risk assessment, the regulation of food contact materials, and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Karin’s expertise in hazard communication and GHS was recently recognized as Karin was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), an organization Karin has held leadership positions in for years. Our conversation focuses on the truly seismic changes underway in South and Central America, in the European Union and United Kingdom, and in Asia with regard to adoption of the GHS and the Safety Data Sheet implications of these actions. These initiatives have a profound impact on the movement of goods and materials internationally, and the unwary can find themselves in a world of trouble by not keeping up. Karin’s special talent in this space is directed at helping her clients avoid bad commercial things from happening. ALL MATERIALS IN THIS PODCAST ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL  AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. THE MATERIALS ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR THE PROVISION OF LEGAL SERVICES. ALL LEGAL QUESTIONS SHOULD BE ANSWERED DIRECTLY BY A LICENSED ATTORNEY PRACTICING IN THE APPLICABLE AREA OF LAW.
    ©2022 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  All Rights Reserved

    • 57 min

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The sheer knowledge available through this podcast is unparalleled. Not only do the hosts provide great information, but they do it in an entertaining and engaging manner. It is hard to take law and science and make it interesting, but B&C pulls it off. Lynn Bergeson does an outstanding job of moderating the topics and ensuring that the conversation flows smoothly. Can’t wait for the next episode.

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