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Toxics Steering Group

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Toxics Steering Group

Doreen Lehner, Air Quality Division

The Toxics Steering Group (TSG) uses critical thinking to problem solve, collaborate, provide scientific expertise, and exchange information. Members include toxicologists from EGLE, DHHS, and MDARD.

Michigan's state agency toxicologists collaborate to advise on issues related to human exposure to toxics in the environment.

Engage with the TSG

  • To develop scientifically-sound, risk assessment recommendations for state department managers.
  • To ensure consistency as well as minimize duplication of efforts across state agencies related to toxics.
Find out more about the TSG!


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Fields of Expertise

  • Benchmark Dose
  • Biochemical Nutrition
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Cellular / Molecular Biology
  • Cheminformatics
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive / Behavioral Sciences
  • Crop and Soil Science
  • Dairy Science
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Geographic Information System
  • Information Sciences
  • Mass Spectroscopy
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmacology / Toxicology
  • Pharmacy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Professional Emergency Manager
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Risk Communication
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Zoology
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  • 133 years of experience in current positions
  • 164 years total of state employment
  • 85 years of additional experience from outside state government
  • 240 years total experience in their field
  • Members of Nine Professional Associations
    • American Chemical Society
    • Association of Food and Drug Officials
    • International Association of Food Protection
    • Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council
    • Michigan Bar Association
    • National Environmental Health Association
    • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
    • The Society of Toxicology
    • Toxicology Forum
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  • 19 Master’s Degrees
  • 9 Doctorate Degrees (PhD)
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Current Workgroups

  • Agricultural Land Use Protection
  • Charter Workgroup
  • Section 18 Workgroup
  • Sediment Workgroup
  • Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway
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Past Efforts

  • 1,4- Dioxane
  • Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • Manganese
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

See subcommittee and workgroup reports below.

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  • 128+ articles
  • 35+ other publications
  • Categories include:
    • Biochemistry / Chemistry
    • Environment
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Medicine
    • Public health
    • Toxicology

Written by members, not necessarily associated with work for the TSG.

More Information

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