University of California
Thomas E. McKone, PhD

Thomas E. McKone, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health
School of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
temckone@lbl.gov
510-642-8771 Fax: 510-642-5815
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Creative Achievements
• Developed CalTOX risk assessment framework for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control.
• Measured and modeled dermal exposure and indoor-inhalation exposures to contaminants in household dust and tap water, providing the basis for soil and water standards in both the U.S. and California.
 
Current Research Interests
• Developing probabilistic, multipathway, multimedia human and ecosystems exposure/impact models
• Chemical transport and transformation in the indoor and outdoor environment
• Modeling dermal and inhalation exposures to contaminants in tap water and household dust
• Developing methods to represent the uncertainty and variability of human exposure factors
• Characterizing public health and ecological impacts of energy, industrial, and agricultural systems through life-cycle impact studies
 
Key Publications
• McKone TE, Maddalena RL. 1997. Soil contamination and human exposure: a comprehensive assessment framework. International J of Tox 16(4-5):319-37.
• McKone TE. 1996. The reliability of a three-compartment fugacity model for estimating the long-term inventory and flux of contaminants in soils. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety 54:165-81.
• McKone TE. 1994. Uncertainty and variability in human exposures to soil contaminants through home-grown food: a Monte Carlo assessment. Risk Analysis 14:449-63..
• McKone TE. 1993. Linking a PBPK model for chloroform with measured breath concentrations in showers: implications for dermal exposure models. J Exp Anls & Env Epi 3:339-65.
• McKone TE, Bogen KT. 1991. Predicting the uncertainties in risk assessment: a California groundwater case study. Environ Sci Technol 25:1674-81.
 
Teaching
• Principles and Methods of Risk Analysis, (Engineering Department at UCB)
• Industrial Hygiene, Physical Agents (UCB)
• Quantitative Risk Analysis (UCB)
 
Public and University Service
• Group Leader for Exposure and Risk Analysis at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
• Associate Editor, Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology
• President, International Society of Exposure Analysis, 97-98
• Member, Committee on Toxicology (COT), National Academy of Sciences, 1995-1998
• Member, Committee on Risk Assessment for Radon in Drinking Water, National Academy of Sciences, 1997-1998