Thomas E. McKone, PhD

Thomas E. McKone, PhD

Adjunct Professor Emeritus 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