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American Chemical Society AMA: I’m Tony Noce, Chair of the American Chemical Society Committee on Environmental Improvement. Ask me anything about how scientists can lend their expertise to policy discussions!
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Greetings Reddit! I am Anthony (Tony) Noce, the current Chair of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement (http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/about/governance/committees/cei.html). I have more than 27 years of experience in environmental chemistry and environment health and safety (EH&S) consulting, with a focus on global EH&S compliance as well as due diligence and integration services. I am currently a Principal Consultant with Haley & Aldrich, Inc. (http://www.haleyaldrich.com/) where I work with clients to help control and mitigate their operational risk, particularly in the EH&S arena, while building their business. I have firsthand experience on how scientists and related professionals can lend their perspectives to policy. The Committee on Environmental Improvement works at the crossroads of science and policy, helping to leverage the chemical community’s awareness of and response to sustainability challenges. We help the American Chemical Society’s members articulate policy statements on environmentally facing issues such as chemical risk assessment, climate change, and various energy and water sources. You can read my ACS Comment published yesterday in Chemical & Engineering News entitled “TSCA reform and changing our practice of chemistry” here: http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i20/TSCA-reform-changing-practice-chemistry.html?h=-1691421665 I really enjoyed doing this, and hope that you enjoyed it as well. Thank you for all the questions. I got through as many as I could in the time allowed. I plan to come back later today or tomorrow if I can. Who knows, maybe they’ll even invite me back. All the best!