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Update, Jan. '99:
Attribution and Authorship
The Greenpeace material on Lead and Cadmium was
researched and written by Joseph Di Gangi, PhD and his associates. Dr.DiGangi
is an employee of Greenpeace, and has facilities in Chicago. Dr. Di Gangi provided us with additional material and clarifications via
email. Dr. Di Gangi received a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry
from the University of California at Irvine in 1986, and joined the Greenpeace
staff in 1997. The material on Phthalates comes from a variety of sources
(authorship specified in each article).. Three laboratory sources were
used for Greenpeace's work on vinyl toys. The lead/cadmium experimental
work was conducted entirely by independent laboratories.
*Phthalates: Greenpeace Research Laboratories, University of Exeter, Department of Biological Sciences, Exeter, UK. Greenpeace laboratory with expertise in analysis of organic chemicals and metals.
*Lead and cadmium: Stat Analysis, Chicago, IL. AIHA and NVLAP accredited. Commercial analytical laboratory that peforms work for lead abatement companies and the Chicago Public Schools.
*Lead and cadmium: Environmental Quality Institute, (EQI) University of North Carolina-Asheville. AIHA, NVLAP, ILLAP accredited. One of the foremost lead research laboratories in the U.S. with numerous research projects conducted for the EPA, Attorney General of California, Centers for Disease Control, State of North Carolina, and City of New York.