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Claude Viau
Université de Montréal

Claude Viau is professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Montreal; from 1994 to 2002, he served as chairman of the department. He was also senior risk management advisor of the Healthy Environment and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada from November 2004 to January 2006.  In June 2006, he was appointed holder of the Chair in Toxicological Risk Analysis and Management at University of Montreal. Dr. Viau has conducted numerous analytic chemistry, toxicology, and biomonitoring studies.  His current research focuses on biomonitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and styrene neurotoxicity.  He received his MSc in analytic chemistry from the University of Montreal and his DSc in industrial toxicology from the Université de Louvain (Brussels).  Dr. Viau is a member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Biomonitoring Exposure Indices Committee, of the Comité d’experts spécialisés sur les Valeurs limites d’exposition professionnelle of the Agence française de sécurité sanitaire de l’environnement et du travail, of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Canadian Health Measures Survey and he is the chair of the Scientific Committee on Occupational Toxicology of the International Commission on Occupational Health.


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