Ankur Singhal
Ankur Singhal
Managing Scientist
Health Sciences
Oakland
  • Experienced in helping clients evaluate product lines and supply chain cycles to develop compliance programs for federal and state standards including with CPSIA and California's Proposition (Prop) 65 
  • Dermal sensitization and biocompatibility assessment for consumer wearables -- conducted seminal work to assess and analyze dermal sensitizers released from consumer wearables. Helped create the first known predictive risk model for allergic contact dermatitis to forecast sensitization risk from dermal sensitizers (see “Presentations” below) 
  • Highly experienced in statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, and data analysis including machine learning techniques. For example, conducted the largest known study to collect data on formaldehyde exposures from laminate flooring in U.S. homes. Used various types of statistical and mathematical models to predict risk from formaldehyde exposures 
  • Physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling
  • Highly experienced in conducting risk assessments to estimate exposure to chemicals regulated under various federal and state laws, including California's Proposition (Prop) 65 
  • Exposure assessment for a variety of chemical agents such as formaldehyde, lead, BPA, phthalates, asbestos, various pesticides, and metal and organic dermal sensitizers including nickel, chromium, acrylates and epoxies 


CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.A., Endocrinology, University of California, Berkeley, 2011
  • B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Publications

Sheehan P, Singhal A, Bogen KT, MacIntosh D, Kalmes RM, McCarthy J. 2018. Potential Exposure and Cancer Risk from Formaldehyde Emissions from Installed Chinese Manufactured Laminate Flooring. Risk Anal 2017. doi:10.1111/risa.12926

Singhal A, Posson M, Kalmes R, Gauthier A, Lewis R, Schenk J, Goswami E and Sheehan P. 2018. Proposition (Prop) 65 Risk Assessment. In: G Hart (Eds), Professional Practices of Product Stewardship (pp. 423–427). Falls Church, VA: Product Stewardship Society.

Singhal A, Bogen KT, Sheehan P. 2018. Wearable Devices. In: G Hart (Eds), Professional Practices of Product Stewardship (pp. 428–433). Falls Church, VA: Product Stewardship Society.

Bogen KT, Singhal A. Malathion dermal permeability in relation to dermal load: Assessment by PBPK modeling of in vivo human data. J Env Sci Health, Part B 2016; 0:1-9.

Marconett CN, Singhal A, Sundar SN, Firestone GL. Indole-3-carbinol disrupts estrogen receptor-alpha dependent expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor and insulin receptor substrate-1 and proliferation of human breast cancer cells. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 2012; 363:74-84.

Marconett CN, Morgenstern TJ, San Ramon AK, Sundar SN, Singhal A, Firestone GL. BZL101, a phytochemical extract from Scutellaria barbata plant, disrupts proliferation of human breast and prostate cancer cells through distinct mechanisms dependent on the cancer cell phenotype. Cancer Biology and Therapy 2010; 10: 397-405.

Presentations

Schenk J, Singhal A, Scrafford C, Kalmes R. Emerging Regulatory Issues and Exposure Assessment of Furfuryl Alcohol (FFA). Presented at the Joint Annual ISES/ISEE Meeting, August 26–30, 2018, Ottawa, Canada.

Singhal A, Kalmes R, Posson M. 2018. Addressing Chemical Exposure from Consumer Products: Lessons Learned. Presented at 2nd Annual Product Stewardship Society Conference Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, September 27–29, 2018.

Singhal A, Kalmes R, Sheehan P. 2018. Lessons Learned from Formaldehyde Sampling Conducted in U.S. Homes. Presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, May, 2018.

Singhal A. 2018. Determining Compliance for Proposition 65 in Proposition 65 Update. Webinar presentation for International Society of Primerus Law Firms. Available at: http://www.primerus.com/home/legal-webinar-library.htm#addi

Singhal A. 2017. Oral (non-food-mediated) exposure to plastic product additives. Presented at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) additives in plastics workshop, Brussels, Belgium, November 7–8, 2017.

Singhal A and Sheehan PJ. 2017. Consumer Wearables: A New Product Stewardship challenge. Presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of Product Stewardship Society, Tampa, FL, November 2–4, 2017.
Gauthier AM, Lewis RC, Bogen KT, Singhal A, Sheehan PJ. 2017. Wearable Technology Biocompatibility: A Unique Opportunity in Green Chemistry and Engineering. Presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Reston, VA, June 13-15, 2017.

Lewis RC, Winegar E, Posson M, Gauthier AM, Singhal A, Sheehan PJ. 2017. Exposure to an Ethanol-based Cleaning Product. Presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 4-7, 2017.

Singhal A, Bogen KT, Lewis RC, Gauthier AM, Winegar E, Sheehan PJ. 2017. A Novel Approach to Estimating Dermal Contact with Hand-Applied Cleaning Solutions: A Simulation Study Involving Denatured Alcohol. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, MD, March 10-16, 2017.

Winegar E, Bogen KT, Lewis RC, Gauthier AM, Singhal A, Sheehan PJ. 2017. A Use-Simulation Study of a Denatured Alcohol Cleaning Product to Assess Potential Worker Exposure. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, MD, March 10-16, 2017.

Singhal A, Posson M, Jones A, Lewis RC, Gauthier A, Schenk J, Kalmes R, Sheehan PJ. Assessing Risk for Consumer Products Under California's Proposition 65 Regulations. 2016. Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of Society of Environmental Toxicology And Chemistry, Orlando, FL, November 6-10, 2016.

Sheehan P, Singhal A, Bogen KT, Kalmes R. Evaluating the Proposition 65 Health Significance of Formaldehyde Exposures from Chinese Manufactured Laminate Flooring. Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, March 13 - 17, 2016.

Singhal A and Bogen KT. How Malathion Dermal Absorption Varies with Dermal Load, Based on Physiologically Based Pharmacokinetic Modeling of In Vivo Human Data. Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, LA, March 13 - 17, 2016.

Sheehan P, Lowney Y, Kalmes R, Bogen KT, Posson M, Glomski M, Singhal A, Volberg V, Beckerman B, Goswami E. Assessing User Exposure to Consumer Products: Methods Specific to Product Use and Exposure Route to Assess Consumer Health Risk. Presented at the 36th Annaul Meeting of SETAC North America, Salt Lake City, UT, November 1 - 5, 2015.

Kalmes R, Lowney Y, Sheehan P, Singhal A. Assessing Incidental Hand-to-Mouth Exposure to Lead from Consumer Products. Presented at the 36th Annaul Meeting of SETAC North America, Salt Lake City, UT, November 1 - 5, 2015.

Sheehan P, Bogen KT, Singhal A, Kalmes R, Volberg V. Wearable technology products and allergic contact dermatitis: Chemical exposure and risk assessment challenges & developments. To be presented at the SEATAC North America 36th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 1-5, 2015.

Sheehan P, Bogen KT, Singhal A, Kalmes R, Roberts M, Fedoruk MJ. Wearable products and allergic contact dermatitis: a new risk assessment challenge. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, San Diego, CA, March 22-26, 2015.

Singhal A, Sheehan P, Turnham P, Bogen KT, Anderson E. Experimental comparison of dust concentrations from simulations in glove box and room chamber test environments. Presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 31-June 5, 2014.

Sheehan P, Posson M, Singhal A, Bogen KT, Hellerstein J. Assessing anthraquinone (AQ) exposure from food packaging: A product stewardship challenge in Europe. Presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, May 31-June 5, 2014.

Singhal A, Bogen KT. Benchmark dose analysis of NTP data on tumors induced in rodents chronically exposed to dietary anthraquinone. Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Phoenix, AZ, March 23-March 27, 2014.

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