Xu-Liang Cao graduated from the Brunel University, London, UK, with an M.Phil. degree in chemistry, in 1990, and from the Lancaster University, Lancashire, UK, with a Ph.D. degree in environmental analytical chemistry, in 1993. Cao is a Research Scientist at the Food Research Division of Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada. His research focuses on identification and determination of food packaging chemicals (e.g., phthalates and bisphenol A) and also volatile organic environmental contaminants in the Canadian food supply in order to determine human exposure to these chemicals. His major activities are the development of methods of analysis for such chemicals in various food samples, conduct of targeted surveys, analysis of samples from the national surveys (e.g., the total diet study and human milk survey) to determine the levels of these chemicals in foods, and migration studies of organic chemicals (e.g., DEHA, phthalates, and bisphenol A) from food packaging materials into foods. He is the author of more than 60 publications in refereed journals and book chapters. He has been reviewing manuscripts for more than 20 journals. Cao is also one of the 31 experts at the recent Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting to assess the toxicological and health aspects of bisphenol A in Ottawa, ON, Canada.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2013