Scott Braithwaite

Scott Braithwaite

D.Env. Student on Residency

Environmental Science and Engineering


California EPA, Department of Toxic Substances Control

Bio

Scott’s internship is with the Safer Consumer Products program within California EPA, Department of Toxic Substances Control. He was hired to evaluate lead-acid batteries and alternatives, as required by California law and the Governor. As part of this relatively new regulatory effort, he is helping set the benchmark for chemical-product evaluations that will follow. His extensive experience in human-health risk assessment is being applied to meet the needs of the wide scope of alternatives analysis, including complex decision-making. He looks forward to working with Professors Suffet and Malloy as he completes the internship and dissertation over the next year.