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Eye-opening developments in chemical safety

If you're trying to keep an eye on regulatory programs dealing with the safety and environmental effects of chemicals, it's hard to know which way you should be looking. If you focus too much on a voluntary federal program, you could lose sight of a mandatory state program. Today we'll look at both.

On the federal level, you may have noticed that there's a symbol on some consumer product labels that companies use to brag about their product being safer for the environment. It's called the "Design for the Environment" or DfE program and is already on about 2,500 products. Well, the EPA plans to change the look of the symbol itself, in part because you may not have noticed it or understood what it meant. While EPA's program is voluntary, a set of 'safer chemicals' requirements is starting to be implemented in California, and might influence other states.

The symbol is part of an EPA program that reviews products and grants permission for some to use the label logo if EPA determines that "their ingredients and finished product line up on the green end of the health and environmental spectrum while maintaining or improving product performance."

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Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
Education:
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Order of Coif
Law Review: Chicago-Kent Law Review, 1999 - 2001


Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
B.S.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major:  Biomedical Sciences


Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Major:  Podiatric Medicine


Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
B.A.
Honors: Dean's List
Major:  Psychology


Published Works:
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Why Managed Care Organizations have a Legal Duty to Disclose the Use of Financial Incentives to Limit Medical Care, 35 J. Hlth. L. 145, 2002


Policing the 'Wild West' World of Internet Pharmacies, 55 Food & Drug L. J. 619, 2000


Policing the 'Wild West' World of Internet Pharmacies, 76 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1333, 2001


Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Langer Biomechanics in Step, 1997


Honors and Awards:
1st Place, American Health Lawyer's Association Writing Competition, 2001 - Present


3rd Place, Food and Drug Law Institute's H. Thomas Austern Writing Awards Competition, 1999 - 2000


1st Place, Langer Biomechanics National Research & Writing Competition, 1997


2nd Place, Langer Biomechanics National Research & Writing Competition, 1996


American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine Outstanding Student in Medicine Award, 1997


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois Podiatric Medical Students Association, 1995 - 1996
President


Fraternities/Sororities:
Delta Zeta


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