Environmental health expert witness Dr. Bruce Lanphear testified in the case that could cost paint and pigment manufacturers $1 billion in abatement fees according to legalnewsline.com. Defendants in The People of California v. Atlantic Richfield Company et al. include the Atlantic Richfield Company, the Sherwin-Williams Company, ConAgra Grocery Products, and DuPont. Plaintiffs, including 10 California cities and counties, estimate lead-based paint remains in approximately 5 million homes.
Dr. Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Children’s Environmental Health at Simon Fraser University and a Senior Scientist at the Child & Family Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital, both in Vancouver, British Columbia.