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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.

Toxic fields — time for action on PFAS and pesticides

by VT Digger | June 20, 2021
“Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS contaminate some pesticides used in mosquito control in Massachusetts and permitted in Vermont. These chemicals never fully break down in the environment, are very soluble in water and bio-accumulate in organisms, including humans. ...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ may be contaminating pesticides

by VT Digger | May 26, 2021
“As Vermont continues to monitor the extent of PFAS contamination across the state, a nonprofit group is calling on state agencies to research whether the toxic chemicals are contaminating pesticides, too. The Conservation Law Foundation pointed to at least three types of mosquito ...
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