Sydney Evans

Science Analyst

Sydney Evans focuses primarily on tap water contaminants, exposure analysis and children’s health. Before joining EWG’s research team, Evans worked as an environmental health specialist at a local health department in Indiana. She has also served as a guest lecturer for Indiana University’s environmental health classes.

External Publications

In The News

EWG endorses a health-based drinking water guideline of 1 (part per trillion) for all PFAS to be protective of children’s health.

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USA Today

We want people to realize that water that meets legal specifications may still cause health risks based on the latest science. This is a concern nationwide, whether urban or rural, with a small or large [water system],

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The Guardian

People tend to take the safety of their tap water for granted because it’s being monitored, tested, and treated. But it's important for people to realize that legal doesn’t necessarily mean safe.

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Environmental Health News

The broader issue right now is we don’t know… we can’t test for something when we don’t know what it is. It’s not just a matter of getting a microscope and looking at it.

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The Independent

The burden needs to be on these companies and manufacturers to prove their compounds are safe.

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The Revelator

There’s a lot that we don’t know about pesticide exposure, especially when we’re consuming many different pesticides at once.

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KALW

The cost of implementing these technologies, they’re not necessarily cheap ... But what are the long-term costs for the health consequences?

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Smart Cities Dive

It is easy to blame all water contamination on outside sources like industry and agriculture – which are major sources – but homes create their share of pollutants as well,

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Inverse

It’s a snapshot of what’s happening locally, but it also shows the ubiquity of PFAS in our water nationally.

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The Records & Herald News