Expert researcher joins Soap & Detergent Association

Dr. Hans Sanderson, an international expert in environmental toxicology and chemistry, has joined The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) as environmental safety director...

Sep 9th, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 8, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dr. Hans Sanderson, an international expert in environmental toxicology and chemistry, has joined The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) as environmental safety director.

SDA (www.cleaning101.com) is the U.S. Home of the Cleaning Product and Oleochemical Industries, representing manufacturers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products, their ingredients and finished packaging; and oleochemical producers.

Dr. Sanderson comes to SDA from Canada's University of Guelph, where he was a researcher in the school's Centre for Toxicology. He received a B.S. in Environmental Biology, a Masters of Science degree in Environmental Science Technology and Socioeconomic Planning, and a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences and Environmental Toxicology, all at the University of Roskilde (Denmark). He received a post-doctoral degree in Environmental Biology at the University of Guelph.

"Hans Sanderson brings a wealth of academic and research expertise to SDA and its members, enhancing our ability to assess the environmental safety of cleaning products and their ingredients," said Ernie Rosenberg, SDA President and CEO.

Dr. Sanderson will have direct responsibility for SDA's technical research and programs addressing regulatory initiatives related to environmental safety. This includes guiding research studies pertinent to the environmental fate and effects of cleaning product ingredients.

Over the past several years, Dr. Sanderson's research has been published in more than 30 peer-reviewed articles in such publications as Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology, Water Science & Technology, Chemosphere, and Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. He has also served as an active reviewer on more than a dozen international peer-review journals.

He is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and is chair of its Precautionary Principle Workgroup.

SDA represents manufacturers of household, industrial, and institutional cleaning products; their ingredients; and finished packaging; and oleochemical producers. SDA members produce more than 90 percent of the cleaning products marketed in the U.S.

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