Angela Perez, PhD
Dr. Angela Perez is a Senior Toxicologist with consulting experience in applied toxicology, exposure assessment, and human health risk assessment. Dr. Perez completed her PhD in Toxicology at Oregon State University where her research included the study of the fate and transport of metal in soil systems and elemental and stable isotope ratio profiling of foods to verify country of origin, a tool used to command accountability in the safety, production, and distribution of the global food supply. Dr. Perez participated in field sampling and analysis of legacy contaminants in aquatic systems in the Portland Harbor Superfund site and contributed to multiparty stakeholder discussions. Dr. Perez has led or participated in research in soils, waters, and air. She has performed testing on numerous consumer products, including toys, cosmetics, fabric/textiles, and heavy equipment.
More recently, Dr. Perez’s work has focused on study design for occupational exposure evaluations for molds, bacteria, and oxidants and for testing for TSCA chemical registration compliance. Dr. Perez is experienced in assisting clients with TSCA chemical registrations, including new uses, naturally occurring substances, and exemptions. She has served as a testifying and consulting expert on cases involving chemical exposure and potential risk, including asbestos, metals, phthalates, benzene, carbon monoxide, triclosan, and poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). She has been retained as an expert in cannabis toxicology as it relates to impairment and is active in researching the risk from exposure to contaminants in cannabis products. Dr. Perez’s work often involves the analysis and interpretation of complex chemistries in environmental and occupational settings. She has over 35 published articles and abstracts on the topics of asbestos, triclosan, metals, phthalates, styrene, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS - e.g., PFOA, PFOS), and decision analysis tools for chemical hazard prioritization.
Ph.D., Toxicology, Oregon State University
B.A., with honors, Oregon State University
Past or Current Professional Affiliations
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
- Pacific Northwest Chapter, SETAC
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- Defense Research Institute (DRI)