A Conversation with Dr. Susan Shaw and Fabien Cousteau on "The Leonard Lopate Show" on NPR
Click the play button below to listen to the conversation on "The Leonard Lopate Show" between Dr. Susan Shaw and Fabien Cousteau, a renowned filmmaker, oceanographic explorer and grandson of famed ocean conservationist Jacques Cousteau. The program aired live on January 30th on WNYC, the largest public radio station in the country.
Dr. Susan Shaw Receives Mainebiz Magazine Annual Award for
Shaping Maine's Future
Institute founder and Director Dr. Susan Shaw has received Mainebiz magazine's annual award for her innovative research and thought leadership in advancing ocean and human health. Since 2003, the magazine’s annual award has celebrated 10 “movers and shakers” shaping the future of Maine and its economy.
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Institute Research Cited in Senate Hearing for Safe Chemicals Act
In testimony before a July 25 Senate oversight hearing, Dr. Shaw’s groundbreaking study of toxic exposure in California firefighters was cited as supportive evidence for the Safe Chemicals Act. The study is the first to show that exposure to these chemicals during fires puts firefighters at an even higher risk for cancer and other health problems than already demonstrated.
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The Institute Launches Maine's First Microplastics Monitoring Program
A July 13 story in the Bangor Daily News, “Is your jacket contributing to pollution? Blue Hill group studying microplastics’ effect on ocean,” points out that the Marine Environmental Research Institute is the first lab in Maine to launch a microplastics monitoring program.
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Institute Research Supports Toxic Flame Retardant Exposé
Hot off the presses, a four- part expose by the Chicago Tribune “Playing With Fire” documents the collusion, deception and distorted science of the chemical industry in promoting neuro toxic brominated flame retardants. Dr. Susan Shaw first published on the dangers of PBDEs, the most notorious of the fire retardants, in 2007 when she detected it in northwest Atlantic harbor seals and their prey fish. Later that year this research helped persuade the Maine legislature to ban Deca PBDE, making the state the second to do so and prompting reforms nation wide.
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Humbling the Sea:
Overfishing the Gulf of Maine in the Age of Sail