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Julie Panko, CIH, Principal Health Scientist

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA





Ms. Panko is a Principal Health Scientist with the consulting firm Cardno ChemRisk.  She has more than 30 years of experience in conducting and managing a wide variety of environmental health risk assessments and is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH).  A large portion of her practice is dedicated to the evaluation of chemical risks from industrial, commercial and consumer products within the context of various regulatory programs and voluntary initiatives.  Some of these have included product lines such as paints and coatings, adhesives, tires, arts and crafts, beauty care, and many industrial process chemicals. Her areas of expertise in quantitative exposure assessment including retrospective analysis of occupational and community-based exposures, human health risk assessment for contaminated sites, industrial hygiene program development and implementation and indoor air quality related to industrial, commercial and residential environments. Ms. Panko has evaluated the potential for human health risks associated numerous substances including benzene, toluene, xylene, acetone, TCE, dioxin, PCBs, mineral spirits, a wide variety of metals, PAHs, exhaust and non-exhaust vehicle emissions, perfluorinated compounds and biologicals including fungi and bacteria.  Ms. Panko has published on use of chemical footprinting and other commercially available tools to evaluate chemical risks associated with a product throughout its lifecycle, and provide transparent and scientific approaches for evaluating chemical substitutes.


  • BS, Industrial Hygiene, Ohio University, 1987
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, American Board of Industrial Hygiene, 1996, 2002, 2007, 2012 #7101

Professional Associations

  • American Industrial Hygiene Association – Member since 1991
    • Biological Monitoring Committee 2008-present
    • BEELs Project Team 2008-2012
    • Stewardship and Sustainability Committee 2008-present
  • Pittsburgh Local Section – American Industrial Hygiene Association – Member since 1989
    • Program Committee Member – 1991
    • President-Elect – 2003
    • President – 2004
    • Past President – 2005
    • Director – 2008-2010
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene – Member since 1996
  • International Society for Exposure Assessment, 2007
  • Society for Risk Analysis, 2007

Practice Areas

  • Crisis Management
  • Exposure Assessment and Dose Reconstruction
  • Health and Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Product Sustainability
  • Regulatory Support

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