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11.05.14

Study could reduce firefighter exposures to toxic chemicals

Being a firefighter has always required bravery and fire safety smarts. But fighting fires in today’s modern buildings, which are filled with chemicals, has increased the health risks to firefighters exponentially. Essentially, the chemical industry has made firefighters’ work environment even more dangerous and unsafe than it was 40 years ago. For decades, pounds of ... Read more...

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Sarah Janssen

Sarah Janseen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Janssen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a physician, scientist, advocate and mother committed to using her expertise in reproductive biology and environmental health to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and protect our health and our environment. Dr. Janssen is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine, has a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology, and serves as staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has been an invaluable partner in several key advocacy efforts, including winning a ban on toxic phthalates in children's plastic toys, and was awarded a Hero Award by the Breast Cancer Fund in 2010.