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EHS: assessing exposure and health impacts; protecting the community and workplace.
Thomas E. McKone
Adjunct Professor
Ph. D. University of California Los Angeles, 1981
Thomas E. McKone  
Email:
temckone@lbl.gov
 
Web:
None
 
Tel:
(510) 642-8771
 
Fax:
(510) 642-5815
 
Office:
749 University Hall
 
Mailing Address:
School of Public Health
University of California
50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Teaching
PH 220C Health Risk Assessment, Regulation, and Policy (Sp) [description]
 
NUC ENG 275 Principles and Methods of Risk Analysis (F) [description]
 

Research
Dr. McKone's research interests include:
  • Risk assessment methods
  • Mass transfer at environmental and human/environment boundaries
  • Model uncertainty and reliability in exposure/risk assessment
  • Environmental and occupational radioactivity
  • Biotransfer and bioconcentration
Ongoing research projects include:
  • Developing exposure models for regional air pollution and for use with industrial ecology studies
  • Evaluation of health impacts of industrial releases to the air, water, and soil, and to assessment the reliability of models used as indicators of health and environmental impact
Dr. McKone's research interests include the use of multimedia compartment models in health-risk assessments; chemical transport and transformation in the environment; and measuring and modeling the biophysics of contaminant transport from the environment into the microenvironments with which humans have contact and across the human/environment exchange boundaries--skin, lungs, and gut. His most recent achievement in the area of exposure assessment involves the development of the CalTOX model for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. This model addresses clean-up goals for contaminated soils and the contamination of adjacent air, surface water, sediments, and ground water. The modeling effort includes multimedia transport and transformation models, exposure scenario models, and efforts to quantify and reduce uncertainty in multimedia, multiple-pathway exposure models. The model is now being distributed by Cal-EPA and has attracted much attention both in the academic and regulatory communities. Dr. McKone is now working with the U.S. EPA to develop exposure models for regional air pollution and to develop exposure models for use with industrial ecology studies. Dr. McKone is also working with the U.S. EPA, the National Academy of Science, and the Environmental Defense Fund to evaluate health impacts of industrial releases to the air, water, and soil, and to assess the reliability of models used as indicators of health and environmental impact.
 

Publications