Hirzy CV

J. William (Bill) Hirzy, PhD





Dr. J. William Hirzy, Senior Scientist for Risk Assessment, Toxics Office at U.S. EPA for over 27 years, and former several-term President of the EPA Professionals Headquarters Union in Washington DC (NTEU 280), Chemist in Residence and Adjunct Professor, American University Department of Chemistry 1995 – 2013.
Dr. J. William Hirzy, Senior Scientist for Risk Assessment, Toxics Office at U.S. EPA for over 27 years, and former several-term President of the EPA Professionals Headquarters Union in Washington DC (NTEU 280), Chemist in Residence and Adjunct Professor, American University Department of Chemistry 1995 – 2013.


1962 Ph.D. Chemistry. University of Missouri-Columbia
1958 B.S. (Honors) Chemistry. University of Missouri-Columbia

2013-2015 Represents American Environmental Health Studies Project (AEHSP) &
Fluoride Action Network (FAN) in Washington DC
2008-2013 Chemist-In-Residence and Adjunct Professor, American University
2003-2007 Adjunct Professor, American University (full time on detail from EPA)
1995-2013 Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, American University
1981-2008 Senior Scientist, Risk Assessment, Toxics Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (May 1981 – September 2008 / 27 years 5 months)
1984-2004 Organizer, Officer (President, Senior Vice President, Vice President) EPA HQ Professionals’ Union (NFFE Local 2050/NTEU Chapter 280)
1963-1981 Adjunct Instructor/Assistant Professor of Chemistry, St. Louis Community College and University of Missouri-St. Louis
1962-1981 Research & development product acceptability specialist, environmental management chemist, Monsanto Company, Saint Louis, Missouri (18 years 11 months)

1998, 1987,1983 US Environmental Protection Agency Awards: Silver and Bronze Medals, Cash Awards
1962 Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, a non-profit honor society to which members are elected based on research achievements or potential, and open to all qualified individuals interested in science and engineering. The Society’s mission: To enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public’s understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition.
1958 Woodrow Wilson Fellow: An honor and opportunity reserved for “talented emerging leaders” for both academic life and public service.
1958 Phi Beta Kappa: The oldest and most prestigious honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States.

Why EPA’s Union of Professionals Opposes Fluoridation  (May 1, 1999).

Principles of Scientific Integrity. Adopted as EPA’s code of professional ethics (November 1999).

Applying the NAEP Code of Ethics to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Fluoride in Drinking Water Standard. R.J. Carton and J.W. Hirzy. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, San Diego, California (June 20-24, 1998).

Role of EPA Labor Unions in a Streamlined Partnership (May 1994).

Substances, US EPA. February 2, 1985.

Chemical Advisory: Cancer Hazards of Dermal Contact with Used Motor Oil. Office of Toxic Substances, US EPA (February 22, 1984).

Proposition 11 – A Citizens Intitiative. Co-authored with Missourians for Safe Energy. On the General Election Ballot in Missouri (November 1980).

Environmental Management of Phthalate Esters: A Systems Approach. Proposal of Monsanto Co. through Chemical Manufacturers Association to US EPA (June 16, 1980).

Plasticizer Update. J. W. Hirzy and N. W. Touchette, Plastics Engineering (April 1979).

U.S. Patent 3,872,154 Trimellitate Esters.

U.S. Patent 3,389,168 Allyl Benzophenone Tetracarboxylates.

U.S. Patent 3,336,362 Cycloalkyl Allyl Phthalate Esters.

U.S. Patent 3,538,145 Malic Acid Esters

U.S. Patents 4,210,730 and 4,212,957 Plastifiers, Method of Preparation, and Poly Vinylchloride

Compositions Containing:
U.S. Patent 4,049,611 Modified Polyester Polyblends and Method of Preparing Same.
U.S. Patents 4,273,890 and 4,281,077 Polyester Polyurethane Polyblends.

Fluoride and Children’s I.Q. Decrements Risk Assessment for Reference Dose and Health-Based Safe Drinking Water Level. Powerpoint Presentation to the 5th Citizens’ Conference on Fluoride, Crystal City, Virginia (September 6-7, 2014).

Presentation to Palm Beach County Council, Palm Beach, Florida (August 23, 2003).

Fluoride and Environmental Protection. Lecture. International Society for Fluoride Research. Dunedin, New Zealand (January 25, 2003).

Fluoridation: Right or Wrong. Lecture. International Academy of Oral Medicine and
Toxicology, Orlando, Florida (April 22, 2002).

Fluoridation of Municipal Water Systems: Unintended Risks and Consequences. Grand
Rounds Lecture Asante/Providence Continuing Medical Education of Southern Oregon (January 3, 200.

Fluoride Health Risks. Presentation to the City Council, Colorado Springs, Colorado (March  2001).

Invited testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water on behalf of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 280 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Headquarters (June 29, 2000).

Hazard and Risk Assessment of Fluoride. J.W. Hirzy and R.J. Carton presented at Continuing Medical Education Program: Drinking Water Fluoridation and Ingested Fluoride – Scientific Risk Assessment. San Diego, California (June 19-21, 1998).

Environmental Protection.  Presented at Annual Convention, Equinox International Corp., Memphis, Tennessee (June 1997).

Professional Ethics at EPA Headquarters.  Presented at the Annual Meeting, National Coalition Against Misuse of Pesticides, Washington, DC (March 1997).

Point-Counterpoint: Toxic Emissions from Carpeting. 1993 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy and Immunology. Atlanta, Georgia (November 17, 1993).

Role of the Professionals’ Union at EPA. Presented at American Greens Gathering, Estes Park, COLORADO (September 1990).

The Federal Role in Employee Health: The Headquarters Environmental Protection Agency Example. R. Morison and J. W. Hirzy. Presented to The Danish Indoor Climate Group, Copenhagen, Denmark (July 1990).

Carpet/4-Phenylcyclohexene Toxicity: The EPA Headquarters Case. J. W. Hirzy and Rufus
Morison. Presented before Society For Risk Analysis Meeting, San Francisco, California (October 30, 1989).

Preliminary Analysis of Risks Associated with Use of Perchloroethylene in Electrical
Transformers. Presented before PCB Symposium of Electric power Research Institute, Kansas City Missouri ( October 6, 1987).

4,4′-Methylenedianiline: Risk Assessment and Risk Management. Presented before Society for Risk Analysis Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee (September 30, 1984).

Phthalate Esters: Risk Assessment and Risk Management – A Systems Approach. Presented before International Conference on Phthalates, University of Surrey, UK (August 6, 1984).

The Chemical Industry. Training Seminar for USEPA Employees (May 1982).

Radioactive Wastes at the St. Louis Airport Site. Seminars at St. Louis Community College (1979-80).

Phthalate Esters: The Environmental Issues. J. W. Hirzy, W. J Adams, W.E. Gledhill and J. P. Mieure. Seminar at Duluth Research Laboratory, US EPA (October 6, 1978).

Intermediate Reduction Products of Ring-Substituted Nitrostyrenes. Presentation before American Chemical Society Meeting, New York (August 1962).

National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 280, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Headquarters Office: Website of the EPA Headquarters Professionals Union

Fluoride and Children’s I.Q. Decrements: Risk Assessment for Reference Dose
and Health-Based Safe Drinking Water Level
: a risk assessment to determine a safe dose for fluoride based on IQ studies, using standard safety factors. (PDF). A basic US EPA risk reassessment would force a MCLG of zero fluoride, and end water fluoridation. Presented by J. William Hirzy, PhD, former Senior Scientist, Risk Assessment, US EPA Toxics Office 5th Citizens’ Conference on Fluoride, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Virginia (September 6 – 7, 2014).

Coalition of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Unions: Letter to EPA Administrator (8/5/2005), regarding setting “the maximum contaminant level goal for fluoride at zero, in accordance with Agency policy for all likely or known human carcinogens.

Coalition of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Unions: Letter to U.S. Congress on Fluoride Regulation (8/5/2005), regarding “Bone Cancer-Fluoridation Cover-Up,” requesting “a moratorium based on science indicating a number of adverse health effects and out-of-control, excessive exposures to fluoride.”

 J. William Hirzy, Ph.D: CV through 2004 (PDF). American University, Washington, DC.

2002 Statement of Concern about Fluoride by NTEU Chapter 280: Because “a full, open debate on the merits of the science underpinning fluoridation – and EPA’s drinking water standards – is long overdue, ” the EPA Headquarters Professionals Union attempts to stimulate Congress to a re-examination of United States government water fluoridation policy.

Why EPA’s Union of Professionals Opposes Fluoridation (1999): “This document was prepared on behalf of the National Treasury Employees Union Chapter 280 by Chapter Senior Vice-President J. William Hirzy, Ph.D.”