TCEQ’s New Chief Toxicologist – Sabine S. Lange, Ph.D., DABT

“People with passion are the lifeblood of any career, bringing innovation and dedication that benefits all those around them.”   Determining safe levels of human exposure to the many chemicals and other substances in a state as vast and industrialized as Texas is a critically important – and seriously scrutinized – undertaking. As a state … Continue reading TCEQ’s New Chief Toxicologist – Sabine S. Lange, Ph.D., DABT

TCEQ recognized for chemical risk assessment methods

It’s not every day that a state agency is recognized by a renowned international health organization, but that’s what happened recently when the WHO gave a shout-out to TCEQ for its leadership in review methods used in chemical risk assessments. In a summary of global initiatives that employ systematic review of data in the formation … Continue reading TCEQ recognized for chemical risk assessment methods

Ozone detection in Houston – by land, air and sea

TCEQ air quality experts participate in NASA-led research project It’s no big news flash that scientists love their computer models. Modeling is an essential part of the modern scientific method in diverse pursuits such as medicine, economics, engineering, architecture, meteorology, and numerous other disciplines. Models create an abstract or ‘virtual’ version of something in the … Continue reading Ozone detection in Houston – by land, air and sea

Ozone Season is Underway: What is it?

Ozone season typically runs from March to November in Texas. Each day during ozone season, the TCEQ informs the public when forecasted conditions can lead to Ozone Action Days (OAD). These are days when ozone levels are expected to be elevated and can impact the public’s health through the quality of the air. Ozone, sometimes … Continue reading Ozone Season is Underway: What is it?