Fred Berman, DVM, PhD
- Director, Toxicology Information Center, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
My role is to direct the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences' Toxicology Information Center (TIC). The TIC provides a vital outreach function to citizens and professionals by responding to their inquiries about the potential hazards from exposure to chemicals and other agents. The goal is to provide up-to-date, unbiased information in a form that is understandable and useful to the patron. I also serve as consultant to the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Analytical and Response Center (PARC), which is legislatively mandated to address pesticide-related incidents in Oregon that have suspected health or environmental effects, and am a co-investigator with the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored project operated cooperatively with Oregon State University. NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use.