Joseph H. Guth, PhD, CIH
, has in-depth expertise in many fields of Toxic and Hazard Assessment
, as well as a very broad background in both academia and industry. A Chemist and Biochemist
, he is the President and Principal expert of Scientific and Forensic Services, Inc.
- Having a broad range of in-depth experience in numerous fields of science, Dr. Guth has owned and operated several testing and R&D laboratories over a 50 year period, including nationally-known Interscience Research Inc. In basic and applied research, university teaching and finally as Laboratory Director, his scientific expertise was developed first-hand in the many specialties that his laboratories were called upon to perform.
- Dr. Guth has offered his independent expertise in 100s of civil and criminal cases since 1979. He has also been a consultant and peer reviewer for EPA and NIOSH. He currently specializes in Toxic Torts
and related matters both inside and outside of the workplace. He has numerous regular nationwide clients in the legal profession and the insurance industry.
Attorneys throughout the U.S. have found Dr. Guth's ability to examine, test and evaluate their cases and the evidence to be invaluable. If desired he can provide multifaceted support for many kinds of cases. Examples of his broad expertise also involve such issues as Standards of Industry, state-of-the-art, duty-to-warn, warning labeling and applicable governmental regulations.
- Consulting, retrospective hazardous exposure assessments, site inspections and sampling, some testing and examination services, reports, research & development, and court testimony.
Areas of Expertise
- CHEMISTRY - Analytical, Environmental, Inorganic, Metallurgical, Organic, Polymer, Biochemistry, Forensic, Atmospheric and Compressed Gases, Nuclear Chemistry, Food and Pharmaceutical Analysis; Water Testing, Industrial Process Troubleshooting
- INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - Comprehensive Practice, OSHA Compliance, Toxicology, Carcinogen Exposure, Hazardous Exposure Risk Assessment, Exposure Modeling, Asbestos Issues, Lead Poisoning Issues, Pesticide Poisoning, Solvent Exposure, Indoor Air Quality Evaluation, Microbiology, Mold, Physical Stressors, Radiation Exposures, Safety Assessment, Material Safety Data Sheet Development
- MATERIAL SCIENCE - Properties and Strength of Various Materials, such as Metals, Plastics and Other Polymers, Glass, Textiles, Masonry, Construction Materials; Failure Mechanisms of Materials, Product Designs and Safety
- OTHER FIELDS - Labeling and Duty to Warn Issues, Quality Assurance Program Evaluations, Environmental Impact, Industry Standards, State-of-the-Art Issues, Governmental Regulatory Issues, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Requirements, U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Issues, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues
For those of you not dealing with much product liability or personal injury case work, you may not have noticed some newer up ticks and trend lines. For others who have been too focused on one area of this specialized litigation, this note will add to your awareness of things to come.
Water and molds have been here much longer than Man. We utilize some, coexist with others, and battle many more of them. Molds help us make cheese, produce penicillin and other useful medicines; but they can also harm us. It is the latter problem that requires a better response from the medical community