Ms. Alison Gauthier is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Professional Product Steward in ToxStrategies’ Exposure Sciences Practice. She specializes in evaluating human health exposure and risk from products throughout their life cycle, from sourcing of raw materials through end of life. She is a recognized and accredited expert in product stewardship and has experience measuring, modeling, and evaluating the health effects of chemical hazards in the workplace, in the environment, and from consumer products. She provides scientific consultation on exposure to and potential human health effects of various chemicals such as asbestos, phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), metals, pesticides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and acrylamide, as well as biological hazards such as mold, Legionella, and E. coli. In addition, she regularly manages complex and multidimensional projects related to consumer product testing and risk evaluation.
Ms. Gauthier is a leading expert in developing studies and analyzing dermal sensitizers based on extensive experience with wearable electronic devices. Throughout her ten years of consulting experience, she has routinely interfaced with stakeholders at all stages of the supply chain and has applied her knowledge and expertise in green chemistry and product stewardship to compliance and proactive chemical exposure and risk evaluations for products and product components.
Ms. Gauthier earned an MSPH in occupational and environmental hygiene from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She received her B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, in molecular environmental biology in 2010 and has also completed U.C. Berkeley Extension’s Green Chemistry Certificate Program and Johns Hopkins’ Risk Sciences and Public Policy Certificate Program. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Product Stewardship Society.