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Reckless Endangerment: The Gulf Oil Spill Revisited
Dr. Susan Shaw at TEDxMidAtlantic 2013
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Maine Scientist to Study Link Between Fire Fighters and Cancer
Dr. Shaw recently appeared on the WABI-TV evening news to discuss our upcoming study of chemical exposure and cancer in Maine fire fighters. In Maine most of our 12,000 career and volunteer fire fighters do not have a backup set of gear and must wear dirty gear when on call.
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Maine Firefighters' Toxic Exposure to be Subject of Study
Listen to Dr. Shaw's interview with Tom Porter which aired on MPBN Radio's "Maine Things Considered"
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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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