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Elizabeth Duan

Prior to joining PEER, Elizabeth coordinated events for the nonprofit Women’s Learning Partnership and taught gender studies at Emerson Preparatory School. She has also taught writing at Sidwell Friends School Summer Camp, and organized with New Virginia Majority, Education Reform Now, and Democrats for Education Reform in the Washington, DC area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

EPA has limited six ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water – but there are 15,000

by The Guardian | April 11, 2024
Strong new limits for some PFAS compounds in drinking water set by the US Environmental Protection Agency this week are being celebrated for how far they go in reducing exposures to the dangerous chemicals. But public health advocates say the rules merely represent a first step that is ...

US imposes first-ever limits on levels of toxic PFAS in drinking water

by The Guardian | April 10, 2024
The US Environmental Protection Agency has set legally enforceable drinking water limits for a group of the most dangerous PFAS compounds, marking what public health advocates hailed as “historic” rules that will dramatically improve the safety of the nation’s water. Though the rules ...

US appeals court kills ban on plastic containers contaminated with PFAS

by The Guardian | March 30, 2024
A federal appeals court in the US has killed a ban on plastic containers contaminated with highly toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” found to leach at alarming levels into food, cosmetics, household cleaners, pesticides and other products across the economy. “The court did not dispute ...

Athletes likely to have higher levels of PFAS after play on artificial turf – study

by The Guardian | March 15, 2024
Athletes who play on artificial turf are likely to be coated with higher levels of toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” than before playing on the field, new research suggests, raising more questions about the controversial material’s safety. The results from the small study, which looked ...

Legal action could end use of toxic sewage sludge on US crops as fertilizer

by The Guardian | March 12, 2024
New legal action could put an end to the practice of spreading toxic sewage sludge on US cropland as a cheap alternative to fertilizer, and force America to rethink how it disposes of its industrial and human waste. A notice of intent to sue federal regulators charges they have failed to ...
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