Highly Accomplished Toxicologists Join ENVIRON

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Dr. Martha Moore and Dr. Janice Yager deepen global firm’sexpertise in environmental and human health research.

International environmental, health, safety and sustainability consultancy ENVIRON has announced that Dr. Martha Moore and Dr. Janice Yager, two highly renowned and accomplished toxicologists, have joined the firm.

Dr. Moore and Dr. Yager have complementary expertise in environmental health sciences and toxicology, particularly genetic toxicology. They will work collaboratively with other leading scientists at ENVIRON to assess and manage risks that workers and the wider community face from exposure to chemicals and physical agents in a broad range of everyday and specialty applications. Their particular expertise will further enhance ENVIRON’s global reputation in product safety evaluation. Stephen Washburn, Chief Executive Officer, notes that, “Dr. Moore and Dr. Yager are important additions to ENVIRON’s Product Safety and Stewardship practice, which provides technical and strategic assistance to industry worldwide. Significant ongoing changes in the regulatory landscapes in Europe, Asia and the United States, alongside increasing pressure from stakeholders, make it increasingly necessary for companies to address questions about the human health and environmental risks that may be posed by products, their ingredients and impurities, effectively pushing product safety to the top of the boardroom agenda.”

Dr. Moore, a Senior Manager based at ENVIRON’s Little Rock, Arkansas office, has practiced toxicology for over 35 years. She is an internationally recognized expert in the use of genetic toxicology data in the assessment of chemical hazard and mode-of-action, particularly as they relate to cancer risk assessment.
Prior to joining ENVIRON, Dr. Moore’s experience included 13 years as the Director, Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology, for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) National Center for Toxicological Research. Prior to serving at the FDA, Dr. Moore was employed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 23 years, including as Chief, Genetic and Cellular Toxicology Branch, Environmental Carcinogenesis Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory.

Dr. Janice Yager, a Principal Consultant based at ENVIRON’s Emeryville, California office, has utilized advanced expertise in toxicology, epidemiology and exposure assessment to address challenging environmental health science issues for more than 30 years. Prior to joining ENVIRON, Dr. Yager was Research Program Manager for 16 years with the Environment Division of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, California, where she initiated, developed and managed multiple national and international environmental and occupational health research programs.

Dr. Yager has authored more than 85 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters plus numerous technical reports. She has served as an invited science advisor to national and international organizations, including the EPA, FDA, National Academy of Sciences Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, and US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry among others.

Editor’s Note: When referring to ENVIRON, use all capital letters, which is the firm’s registered trade name.

About ENVIRON: An international consultancy, ENVIRON works with clients to help resolve their most demanding environmental and human health issues. Clients around the world benefit from our unique ability to bring clarity to issues at the intersection of science, business and policy. The firm’s interdisciplinary network of more than 1000 consultants operates from over 90 offices in 21 countries. Website: http://www.environcorp.com

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