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Thomas McKone

environmental health scientist: Energy Technologies Area

Media contact: Dan Krotz, (510) 486-4019,


Tom McKone, a senior staff scientist in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab’s) Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is an expert on health-risk assessments associated with exposure to environmental contaminants such as pesticides and radioactive material. He is also an expert in modeling the transport of chemicals across vast distances, and determining how this transport affects human health.

McKone is also an adjunct professor and researcher with the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a member of several National Academy of Sciences committees and served six years on the EPA Science Advisory Board. He received his PhD in nuclear engineering and spent two years as a post doc at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

In the News

McKone was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the Japan Times, and a Discovery News story on the risks associated with the Japan nuclear crisis.


McKone defines life cycle assessment

last updated: 2017-08-04 08:44:56