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Olga holds a PhD degree in immunology from the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute. Prior to joining EWG, she worked in Los Angeles, San Diego, and St. Louis, publishing 30 peer-reviewed papers in molecular and structural immunology. At EWG, Olga focuses on human health effects of chemical pollution. Olga enjoys yoga, dance, and learning new languages.
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Your Drinking Water: EPA’s New Framework for Contaminants

Your Drinking Water: EPA’s New Framework for Contaminants
This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Drinking Water Advisory Council met for a three-day meeting (July 21-23) reviewing the new drinking water strategy proposed by EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson. EPA’s visionary plan includes four principles to provide greater protection of...

Industry calls them super plastics. What if they’re also super dangerous?

Industry calls them super plastics. What if they’re also super dangerous?
Wherever scientists have looked – in the pristine Arctic or comfortable Marin County – they have found people and wildlife polluted with perfluorochemicals (PFCs).  PFCs are the most indestructible chemicals ever made by man, and they are all around us.  Among the most worrisome PFCs: Perfluorooctanoic...