Establishing the WTC Dust Signature: Managing Post 9/11 Environmental and Damage Assessments

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The collapse of the World Trade Center Towers following the catastrophic events of 9/11 produced a dust cloud that covered much of lower Manhattan. Thousands of private and public buildings were contaminated by the dust. Building owners in the vicinity of the collapse, worried about environmental impact to their damaged buildings, retained RJ Lee Group […]

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CPSC’s Decision on Cadmium in Toy Jewelry – Solubility and Accessibility Matter

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  • 1:40PM Feb 06, 2013
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently denied a petition asking the Commission to ban “any metal toy jewelry containing more than trace amounts of cadmium by weight, which in a foreseeable manner could be ingested by children” as a hazardous substance. The Commission’s engagement with ASTM committees in the development of ASTM standards (ASTM […]

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Metal Implant Liability Invigorates Advances in Polymer Alternatives

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  • 2:11PM Oct 15, 2012
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By Crystal Morrison, Ph.D. Recalls, regulatory warnings, and legal actions in the United States and abroad have called into question the safety and durability of traditional metal-on-metal (MoM) medical device materials. Hip replacements, for example, have been under intense scrutiny because wear debris for titanium implants pose patient health risks, such as tissue damage at […]

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Physicochemical and Morphological Characterization of Nanoparticles From Photocopiers: Implications for Environmental Health

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  • 3:11PM Jul 29, 2012
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In a recent article published in the peer-reviewed Nanotoxicology journal, RJ Lee Group’s Dr. Kristin Bunker, along with Dhimiter Bello, John Martin, Christopher Santeufemio, Qingwei Sun, Martin Shafer, and Philip Demokritou, explores the potential linking of printing and photocopying with environmental health effects by analyzing nanoparticles produced by the technologies. Here is the abstract:

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Dr. Michael Blaszkiewicz Brings Materials Science Expertise to RJ Lee Group

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  • 11:18AM Mar 26, 2012
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(MONROEVILLE, Pa., March 26, 2012) Dr. Michael Blaszkiewicz has joined RJ Lee Group, Inc.’s  materials characterization laboratory and industrial forensics consulting firm as a Consulting Scientist. Dr. Blaszkiewicz brings an extensive background and expertise in materials science, particularly in the areas of ceramics, metals, and polymers, to the company. His major responsibilities will include contributing […]

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Police Union Displays 9/11 Uniform Tested by RJ Lee Group in Meeting with NY Mayor Bloomberg

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  • 10:57AM Feb 12, 2012
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The New York Times reported that on February 12, 2012 New York police union leaders took with them the uniform of Police Officer Alonzo Harris, a respondent in the World Trade Center rescue efforts, when they called upon Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Their intent was to request that the Mayor release police medical records for a […]

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Navigating the Uncertainty of Nanotechnology: Insight from Characterization to Safety

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  • 3:27PM Sep 20, 2011
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Gary S. Casuccio, RJ Lee Group Vice President and Senior Scientist, will participate in the continuing Nano & Bio Roundtable™ Series presented by the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) in collaboration with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and East Carolina University. Mr. Casuccio will be one of three participants discussing the topic “An Ounce […]

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REGULATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGY – Where Innovation and Environmental, Health, and Safety Concerns Intersect

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  • 3:34PM Jun 02, 2011
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The program is being presented at RJ Lee Group, Inc. as part of the Nanotechnology Innovation Executive Briefing Series and will examine two major points of interest dealing with nanotechnology: regulatory and environmental. Mary Beth Deemer of the law firm Jones Day will begin by discussing the existing and proposed regulation of products containing nanoscale […]

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