Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is often called upon to locate an expert witness to support environmental matters including cases involving indoor air quality. An indoor air quality expert witness typically has expertise and a background in environmental health, mold remediation, and/or chemical engineering.
Air pollution can be natural or man-made, and consists of airborne material (solids, liquid or gas) that can have adverse effects on humans and the ecosystem. Examples of air emissions that affect indoor air quality include ash from a volcano or fire, carbon monoxide from motor vehicle exhaust, toxic mold contamination, asbestos, and other indoor air pollutants. Human health effects of poor indoor air quality are extensive, and air pollution is known to cause premature deaths, respiratory infections, heart disease, COPD, stroke and lung cancer.
The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 established the air permitting program. Operating air permits are legally enforceable documents that permitting agencies issue to air pollution sources. Air pollution permits are required for businesses that build sources of pollution. Most permits are issued by State and local permitting authorities, however, the EPA regulatory agency can also issues air permits. Operating permits document how air pollution sources will comply and monitor emission limits and other requirements.
A subject matter expert in indoor air quality might be called upon to provide expert testimony in matters concerning air pollution, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, air dispersion modeling, toxic tort cases, and insurance disputes. Litigation support services by an indoor air quality expert could include an exposure assessment, expert opinion, expert reports, deposition, and expert witness testimony at a trial. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request a qualified expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Indoor Air Quality experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Indoor Air Quality landscape.
This expert holds a PhD in Environmental Health, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and brings to the table many years of comprehensive technical experience in the environmental health and safety field in both the public and private sectors. This expert serves as Founder and technical lead for a highly respected consultancy.
Specific areas of expertise include chemical exposure evaluation, indoor air quality, heat stress, chemical hygiene, hazard communication, health and safety training and management systems, and respiratory protection. This expert's experience includes designing, directing, and conducting industrial hygiene investigations and exposure assessments (over 5000 investigations conducted/managed), designing and overseeing asbestos abatement activities, designing and managing ventilation system installations, conducting general environmental and hazardous material site assessments.
This expert has given over five hundred seminars, with topics varying from health and safety management systems and liability issues, to general indoor air quality and mold. This expert has extensive prior litigation experience having been designated a state-recognized expert in hundreds of cases in the areas of industrial hygiene and indoor air quality, been deposed dozens of times, and testified successfully in both trials and arbitrations.