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James Ede

Senior Toxicologist and Risk Assessor

Vireo Advisors

Dr. James Ede is a toxicologist and risk assessor experienced in working with new technologies, including nanomaterials, and characterizing their potential exposures and associated health risks across the product life cycle. James has been working with Vireo Advisors since 2015, collaborating with industry and manufacturers of new technologies to evaluate potential exposures, address hazards, reduce risk and navigate regulatory requirements. James completed his Ph.D. as a Vanier scholar, developing testing strategies for nanomaterials at the University of Alberta.

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Sessions James Ede is a part of

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Health and Safety Session

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
in Salon 11

Talk Description

Qualifying nanoscale and novel bio-based materials for the market: EHS, sustainability and beyond

A challenge for commercial acceptance of nanoscale and novel biobased materials is demonstrating their performance for the intended application(s). Regulators require information about safety – in the workplace, in products and toward the environment. Customers and end users also establish specific performance standards and certification requirements, and these vary by industry and application. Increasingly, end-users are evaluating their company operations against sets of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria with resulting impacts across the supply chain (e.g. sourcing a certified bio-based material over other alternatives). The testing required to demonstrate compliance can be extensive, and routinely changes. This presentation discusses an approach to qualifying new materials for commercial acceptance; describes methods selection and test conditions; and highlights requirements for a few of the dizzying array of alternatives available.

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