B4uLeap (toxic chemicals)

A story of science detective work, corporate irresponsibility, and persistent activism with author Dan Fagin, whose book Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Also, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, who grew up in the Toms River area.

Direct download: Ep27_TomsRiver_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

John Warner has been called the father of green chemistry, but can he restore my grey hair to its natural color? We hear about John’s journey from a working class family in South Boston to helping to create the field of green chemistry, and we find out if green chemistry can restore my grey hair.

Direct download: Ep26_GreenChem_final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 6:55pm PDT

A talk with addiction specialist Dr. Sheldon Weinberg, an excerpt of a talk by tobacco control expert Dr. Stanton Glantz, and CEH's Caroline Cox on cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes.

Direct download: Ep25_Vaping_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 7:48am PDT

Grant Gillham ran a phony "citizens" group for the chemical industry - now he's speaking out about his former clients' lies. And John Stauber, author of the classic expose of corporate propanganda, "Toxic Sludge is Good For You."

Direct download: Ep23_ToxicFRsRGood4U_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 7:03am PDT

We speak to Gerald Markowitz, co-author of Lead Wars, a history outlining the lead industry's 100-year campaign to maintain sales of lead-based paint. Also, CEH Research Director Caroline Cox with tips on avoiding lead threats to your children and family.

Direct download: Ep14_LeadWars_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 11:08am PDT

A chat with Deborah Blum, a Pulitzer Prize winning science journalist and author of The Poisoner’s Handbook, which uncovers the birth of modern forensic science. And a leading toxicologist tells us why the dose doesn't always make the poison.

Direct download: Ep6_PoisonsByTheDose_Final.mp3
Category:toxic chemicals -- posted at: 5:31am PDT