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Frankie Wood-Black has a PhD in physics and is on the faculty at Northern Oklahoma College. She explains how she found herself in the field of chemical health and safety and shares her expertise on these matters.

Tune in to learn:

  • What the universe of chemicals is and how it differs from the chemicals used in commerce and industry
  • What types of questions regarding chemical use and safety have been raised in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Common hazards and challenges in Wood-Black’s field of work

Chemicals are everywhere; walk through a grocery store and you’re likely to pass by hundreds or more. Who regulates all of these chemicals? Who identifies health hazards and responds to environmental exposures? Who keeps the drinking water safe for drinking?

Wood-Black answers all of these questions and more. She discusses the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Clean Air Act, how chemical regulation has changed over the past few decades and years, what the TSCA “reboot” accomplished, the role of the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency in the establishment of laws and regulations, how chemicals are categorized into “classes,” what types of hazards and challenges are encountered in the field of chemical health and safety, and so much more.

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