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Microplastics Podcast Series: Roux, the American Bar Association, & Noted National Experts

Posted on May 17, 2023

Roux is proud to announce our collaboration through the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER) on their Environmental Laws and Regulations for Emerging Microplastics Concerns Series. On this valuable podcast series, Roux has worked with several respected professionals to share our microplastics perspectives. We’d like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all the guest speakers who have provided their time and expertise, including moderators Kevin Minoli of Alston & Bird, LLP and Leland Frost.

The eight-episode podcast series spans from fundamentals on microplastics and the plastics industry, to human health risks, ecotoxicology, and litigation. Roux is actively monitoring changes in laws and regulations regarding microplastics in the United States, leveraging our experts at the forefront of their respective podcast topics. Check out the episodes below featuring microplastics perspectives from Roux’s experts or tune into the entire series.

Episode 2: Presence of Microplastics in the Environment
Roux’s Shannon Edmonds (Project Scientist, NY) and Rachel Henke (Senior Scientist I, NY) discuss the presence of microplastics in the environment, including the lifecycle and sources of microplastics. Listen here

Episode 3: Sampling Methods and Analytical Techniques
Andrew Patterson, Technical Director for Eurofins Specialty Services, and Roux’s Rachel Maxwell (Senior Scientist I, CA) discuss sampling methods and analytical techniques for analyzing microplastics in soil, water, air, and sediment. Listen here

Episode 4: Ecological Trends and Current Ecotoxicology
Dr. Lance Yonkos, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, and Roux’s Shannon Edmonds, explore the ecological risks and ecotoxicology of microplastics, including in the aquatic and terrestrial systems. Listen here

Episode 5: Health Risks and Current Human Health Ecotoxicology
Dr. Scott Coffin, a Research Scientist at the California State Water Resources Control Board, and Roux’s Catherine Boston, MPH, DABT (Principal Scientist/Risk Assessor, MA) investigate potential human health risks and human health toxicology of microplastics. Listen here