Consumer Product Safety

Overview

Concerns about health risks associated with chemical exposures from a variety of consumer products have been expressed by consumers and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for decades. Examples of the types of consumer products that have raised concerns include plastics, cosmetics and personal care products, toys, dishware/cookware, cleaning products, antibacterial products, home improvement and building materials, food, packaging, gasoline and fuel additives, and pesticides. 

Questions about consumer product safety have been stimulated by the media, regulations from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, product liability litigation, NGO reports, and by the regulation of specific chemicals under state regulations such as California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control’s “Proposition 65” and “Safer Consumer Products” Acts. Rimkus staff members have extensive experience with assisting clients to evaluate health risks posed by ingredients in a wide variety of consumer products.

Regional Practice Leaders

Annette B. Santamaria

Ph.D., MPH, DABT

Technical Director, Toxicology and Food Safety

Principal Consultant/Toxicologist and Epidemiologist