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2976 Wellington Cir W
Tallahassee, Florida 32309
Phone: (850) 681-6894
Fax: (850) 906-9777
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Brent D. Kerger, PhD
Consulting Toxicologist

Professional Qualifications

A board-certified toxicologist, Dr. Kerger has over 29 years of experience in conducting, managing, and publishing studies involving toxicology, environmental chemistry, and investigation of environmental problems.  Dr. Kerger has extensive experience in the investigation and evidence-based analysis of legal or regulatory issues regarding risk assessment and chemical causation of diseases in humans.  He has thoroughly researched key toxicological issues surrounding human exposures to a broad range of chemicals, particularly chlorinated organic compounds, heavy metals, benzene, and asbestos.  He has designed and implemented a variety of field studies, laboratory studies, and clinical studies aimed at characterizing chemical exposure and toxicity.  He has written several major documents responding to controversial legal and regulatory policy issues.  He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on chemical toxicity, physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling, Monte Carlo uncertainty analysis, and innovative exposure and risk assessment techniques.  Dr. Kerger has applied his expertise in litigation and regulatory negotiation settings in Federal and State Courts throughout the United States.  The projects he has overseen represent a broad range of clients and industries, e.g., law firms, chemical, petroleum and drug manufacturers, public utilities, aerospace industries, the paper/wood products and wood treatment industries, and both local and federal government entities.  He has provided support in Superfund cost-recovery actions and assisted the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Army, and clients in the plastics and petrochemical industries regarding RCRA risk assessments of hazardous waste combustors.  He has also managed several projects involving risk assessment issues for redevelopment of port and harbor sites, industrial manufacturing and refining facilities, and municipal landfills.  In conjunction with industrial hygienists and physicians, Dr. Kerger has also conducted research on the toxicology of asbestos, talc, silica, and bioaerosols on indoor air quality impacts in homes and workplaces.

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