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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.

    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.
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    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

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    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

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    Trends in Product Sustainability and Circularity — A Conversation with Kate Sellers

    Trends in Product Sustainability and Circularity — A Conversation with Kate Sellers

    This week I had the pleasure of sitting down again with one of my favorite people on planet Earth, Kate Sellers, Technical Fellow at ERM, where Kate leads a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to helping companies recognize the business value of product stewardship. Kate is also an adjunct professor at Harvard Extension School and Indiana University’s School of Public Health, where she is an instructor in the Master of Science in Product Stewardship program. Kate and I last spoke on the podcast in December 2020, when we vowed to speak again in about a year.
    Over the past year, Kate has seen an uptick in several product sustainability trends, including implementation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), life-cycle assessment, circular economy programs, and sustainability initiatives. We discuss all of these trends and more in our conversation.
    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

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    A Look Into The Household & Commercial Products Association — A Conversation with Steven Bennett, Ph.D.

    A Look Into The Household & Commercial Products Association — A Conversation with Steven Bennett, Ph.D.

    This week, I sat down with Dr. Steven Bennett, Executive Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Household & Commercial Products Association, here in Washington, D.C. Steve’s membership represents an amazing diversity of products used to clean and disinfect homes and commercial environments. As Executive Vice President of scientific and regulatory affairs, Steve routinely addresses an equally diverse and challenging range of scientific, regulatory, and science policy issues, from consumer exposures, to chemicals used in cleaning products, to the role HCPA members play in addressing COVID-19 and related public health issues.
    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

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    FIFRA Hot Topics — A Conversation with Jim Aidala

    FIFRA Hot Topics — A Conversation with Jim Aidala

    This week, I sat down with Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant at B&C and its consulting affiliate, The Acta Group. As a former Assistant Administrator in what is now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Jim has a truly unique and exceedingly focused perspective on EPA and Congressional initiatives involving the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Unsurprisingly, the new (or not so new now) Administration has taken positions on key FIFRA issues that are quite different from those of the prior Administration. We cover pollinators, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018 (PRIA 4) renewal, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and a host of other FIFRA hot topics, reported as only Jim can describe, given his extraordinary experience and entertaining style.
    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

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The Go-To podcast for chemical law

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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