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EWG Celebrates 13 Women Scientists in 2013 Women’s History Month

Monday, March 25, 2013

March is Women’s History Month, when the nation honors the many women who have had a lasting impact on American culture, history and women’s rights. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the first women’s suffragist march in Washington, DC in 1913. At EWG, we applaud the early suffragists who fought so valiantly for equality and would also like to take the opportunity to highlight women scientists today who fight to create a safer environment. Most people know about Rachel Carson’s trailblazing work in bringing to public attention the dangers of pesticides, and EWG wants to acknowledge some of the women who have followed in Carson’s footsteps. Click through this slideshow to learn about 13 female scientists who deserve national recognition for their contributions to environmental science.

 

Lisa Jackson

Chemical engineer and the first African-American to serve as EPA Administrator

Jackson has focused on protecting air and water quality, preventing exposure to toxic contaminants and reducing greenhouse gases.