Elaine Freeman
Elaine L. Freeman, DABT
Managing Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
  • District of Columbia

Ms. Freeman is a Board Certified Toxicologist (DABT) with over 15 years of experience in regulatory toxicology for industrial chemicals and pesticides. She has a comprehensive knowledge of toxicological requirements and risk assessments with respect to pesticides and chemicals.

Most recently, Ms. Freeman has worked on carcinogenic mode of action submission for US EPA, maximum tolerated dose assessments, chemical risk prioritization system for the oil and gas industry, EPA pesticidal inert submissions, import tolerances and TSCA PMNs as well as data gap analyses for pesticides, inerts, and imports. Her recent experience also includes metabolite and impurity of concern assessments, mechanistic papers on thyroid tumors and leydig cell tumors, data compensation projects, and immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity and inhalation toxicity waivers. In addition to study placement, monitoring and review, Ms. Freeman has been involved in study summary preparations for mammalian toxicity testing under the US Endocrine Disruption Screening Program (EDSP) as well as assisting with weight of evidence (WOE) assessments submissions for EDSP. Other recent projects include assessment of product stewardship assessments summaries, submission of technical arguments to California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CalDPR), as well as advising clients on TSCA compliance and chemicals data reporting (CDR, formerly IUR).

Ms. Freeman was responsible for the full lifecycle of toxicology for corporate pesticide products in the US, Canada, and EU including registrations, re-registrations, tolerance petitions, waivers, testing orders, JMPR submissions, and authoritative body representation. She has experience in authoring mechanistic position papers involving detailed assessment of existing studies, historical and laboratory controls, current research, and theory. Ms. Freeman provides experience with the placement and monitoring of toxicology studies as well as laboratory audits. She has also conducted QSAR assessments utilizing DEREK and MultiCASE for new product development, re-registration, and metabolite of concern assessments.

Ms. Freeman has experience with REACH, TSCA, Health and Environment Canada, IARC, and NTP. She has provided REACH support including representation on scientific consortia, assignment of Klimisch codes, data compensation evaluation, as well as IUCLID 5 experience. Ms. Freeman has held the position of TSCA coordinator responsible corporate compliance, 8c, and 8e compliance, as well as PMNs and SNURs registrations. Ms. Freeman was active in the Canada Challenge Program and has been involved in submissions for NSNs and SNACs.

In addition to the experience of Ms. Freeman in pesticide and industrial chemical toxicology, she offers experience in corporate product stewardship including risk assessments and product stewardship summaries as well as North American hazard communication regulations and classification including international GHS regulations. She offers experience in classification and compliance with US and Canadian VOC regulations, HMIS, OSHA 49 CFR 1910.1200, NFPA 704, ANSI Z400.1/Z129.1-2010, State Right to Know and California Proposition 65.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.S., Pharmacology / Toxicology, Duquesne University, 1998
  • B.S., Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1993

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT), 2005–present

Publications

Freeman E. Overview of regulations affecting industrial products in North America including VOC, HMIS, NFPA 704, OSHA proposed GHS, OSHA HAZCOM, ANSI HAZCOM and UN and Global GHS. Presentation to Wurth International, 2011.

Freeman E. Overview of GHS regulations. C4U Meeting, 2010.

Freeman E, Cardona R, Clayton V, Wanner U, Long S. Assessment of the relevance of carboxin soil metabolites. Abstract, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 2008.

Freeman E, Cardona R, Wanner U, Long S. The use of structure activity relationships (SAR) in characterizing the toxicological hazards of plant metabolites Abstract, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 2007.

Freeman E, Milchak M. ChemADVISOR, Inc Correlation Coefficients for an Aquatic Toxicity Database. Abstract, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 2000.

Freeman E, Milchak M, DiPasquale J, Dobson T. ChemADVISOR, Inc creation of an aquatic toxicity database. Abstract, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 1999.

Freeman E, Long SF. The beneficial effects of Nandrolone on cardiomyopathic Hamsters: Electrophysiological, molecular, and physiological parameters. Abstract, Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, 1998.

Freeman E. Effects of nandrolone decanoate on cardiomyopathic and normal hamster, Thesis 1998.

Prior Experience

Regional Manager North America – Expert Network, SAP, 2010–2011

Global Toxicology Leader / Product Stewardship Leader, Celanese, 2008–2010

Toxicologist, Chemtura, 2004–2008

Product Safety Representative / Toxicologist, Bayer Material Science, 2002–2004

Professional Affiliations

National Society of Toxicology (SOT), 2005 – present Full Member, 1999–2005 Associate Member, 1996 Student Member

American College of Toxicology (ACT), 2005–2009, 1999–2002 Associate Member, 1996 Student Member

Crop Life America Human Health and Risk Assessment Committee (HARC), 2005–2008; 2011

Allegheny-Erie Society of Toxicology (AESOT), 1995–2004; 2010–present. Executive Committee 2003, Awards Chairperson 2003, Education Committee 1998–2002, Communication Committee 1999–2001

American Chemistry Council (ACC) Regulatory Advocacy Information Network (RAIN), 2008–2010

Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC), 1995–2000; 2008–present; Assistant Chair Professional Development Committee 2010–present

Formaldehyde Council (FCI) and FormaCare, 2008–2010

Vinyl Acetate Council, 2008–2010

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