Bruce Kelman, Ph.D., DABT, ATS, ERT

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Dr. Bruce Kelman has more than 40 years of experience in toxicology and has served as a consultant and expert in numerous investigations across North America, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. He has evaluated numerous claims of personal injury and health impacts from many chemicals and drugs and has presented a variety of health risk concepts to policymakers, government regulators, citizen groups, and individuals. Dr. Kelman also regularly interprets standard and non-standard tests for drugs of abuse including ethanol, opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine, and cannabis.

Bruce holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and has been certified in toxicology by the American Board of Toxicology since 1980. He is also certified in toxicology by the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Bruce is a Registered Toxicologist with both the United Kingdom and EUROTOX registries. His research includes more than 135 scientific publications. Bruce has experience with both chemical and physical agents (including asbestos, pesticides, solvents, vapors, metals, microbial agents, and electric and magnetic fields), exposure scenarios (including environmental, occupational, residential, and clinical), and routes of exposure (including inhalation, oral, and percutaneous). He has conducted health-effects evaluations of a variety of contaminated environmental sites and has experience with numerous air and water quality issues.


  • Toxicologist/Toxicology
  • Microbiologist/Microbiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Personal Injury
  • Health Impacts
  • Chemicals & Drugs
  • Interpretation of Drug Tests
  • Exposure Scenarios
  • Routes of Exposure
  • Air & Water Quality Issues
  • Health Risk Communication

J.S. Held is recognized as an ENR Top 200 Environmental Consulting Firm and industry leader in the Verdantix Green Quadrant for Sustainability & ESG Consulting.

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Toxicology of Alcohol: The Role of Toxicologists in Social Host & Liquor Liability
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Indoor Air Quality: Health Effects of Airborne Mold & How Mold Is Measured
Mold is a common concern following remediation of water intrusion and/or claims regarding potentially adverse health effects of indoor environments...
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