Episode 8

Published on:

8th Mar 2022

Interview with Dr. Anna Reade, NRDC PFAS scientist (Part 2 of 2)

For this episode, we have Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Anna Reade, scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). 

We continue our discussion of her work focused on the large and highly persistent class of chemicals known as PFAS. 

We talk about their widespread use in many products, and their potential impacts on vulnerable populations and environmental justice

 Dr. Reade also describes her work developing a groundbreaking database of scientific studies on the health effects of PFAS; and reflects on her role as a scientist advocating for public health protections from toxic chemicals.

To learn more about PFAS, listen to our Episode 5 interview with Sharon Lerner, Investigative Reporter for The Intercept and read her series The Teflon Toxin.

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The Toxic Avengers
Meet the people working to protect us from toxic chemicals.
We're constantly being exposed to toxic chemicals, in our food, our water, the products we buy, in our homes, at work, even in utero. Meet the Toxic Avengers: people working to stem the tide of toxic chemical pollution that can lead to cancer, birth defects, learning disabilities and other health impacts. Learn about Toxic Avengers' fights against the chemical industry to win strong federal and state protections; local campaigns to defend communities facing the greatest toxic exposures; and the power of consumers to make household products safer.

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