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Rebecca is an environmental chemist and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining EWG, her research focused on computational studies of contaminant fate and transport, and soil carbon storage to moderate global warming. She has authored 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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If freaky fish are everywhere, are they still freaky?

If freaky fish are everywhere, are they still freaky?
Unsettling reports of “intersex” fish surface periodically in newspapers and scientific journals in scattered locations throughout the U.S.  These freakish fish are typically males with immature egg cells in their testes.  Occasionally they are female fish that display male characteristics. Intersex...

Do clean schools make kids sick?

Do clean schools make kids sick?
Whenever we walk into a recently-cleaned school classroom or bathroom, the harsh odor of industrial-strength cleaning products hits like a wave. The smell of “clean” can make us cough. A little cough is the least of our worries. Asthma rates are on the rise – 1 in 6 kids in California develop asthma...