On this page:

  1. Rachel Talks Tox
  2. EDF Health
  3. STM Digest

1. Rachel Talks Tox 

Mother’s Day Ethics (May 2015)

Cancer Risk Assessment: Are We Missing the Forest for the Trees? (July 2015)

A Sensitive Test for Skin Sensitization (December 2015)

Assessing New Methods for Detecting Obesogens (February 2016)

Environmental Exposures and Autism: Decoding Brain Transcriptional Patterns (April 2016)

Domestic Legislation with International Implications? (May 2016)

Watch Your Step: Lead Lurking in the Soil (May 2016)

Reflections on Reform (June 2016)

Outdated Lead Standards put Washington Workers, Families at Risk (August 2016)

Ancient Philosophy, Modern Toxicology (September 2016)

Lead Exposure Beyond Flint—Protecting Our Nation’s Workers (September 2016)

Election Reflections: Women in Science (November 2016)

A Decade into the “Vision,” Environmental Health gets a Progress Report (January 2017)

How the U.S. is taking the Lead to Prevent Lead Poisoning (February 2017)

Developing Data on the “Developmental Origins of Health and Disease” (April 2017)

Lessons from A Toxicology Detective Story: Use Caution with Controls (June 2017)

High Impact Report on Low-Dose Toxicity (August 2017)

Getting the Lead Out of Our Skies (October 2017)

The Minamata Convention: Can We Make Mercury History? (November 2017)

Towards a CRISPR Understanding of Toxicology (January 2018)

A Bike Ride a Day….Might Not Keep the Doctor Away (May 2018)

Breastfeeding in the Age of Chemicals (October 2018)

Concerning Glyphosate (February 2019)

What’s the Risk (February 2019)

Ignorance is not bliss for “inert” pesticide ingredients (April 2019)

The Big Chart of Federal Chemical Evaluations & Assessments (July 2019)

1,4-dioxane: The case of the disappearing tumors (Sept 2019)

Re: A Love Letter to Canned Food (Sept 2019)

An intro to exposure assessment in air pollution epidemiology (… and can we trust it?) (Dec 2019)

Science Saves Lives (March 2020)

2. EDF Health

Before starting graduate school, I worked in the Health Program at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). During that time, I wrote blog posts on the EDF Health and EDF Voices sites.

EDF Health Blog

Variety is the spice of … accurate chemical testing (Jan 2013)

21st Century on the horizon for endocrine disruptor screening? (Jan 2013)

“Toxic Clout” shines a much-needed light on the chemical industry’s undue influence over toxic chemical decisions (March 2013)

April brings showers…and a flurry of new studies on the risks of perfluorinated chemicals (April 2013)

My mother is not Angelina Jolie (May 2013)

EDF comments at EPA workshop on applying systematic review methodology to IRIS assessments (Aug 2013)

NGOs ask Senators to investigate chronic delays in OMB’s review of TSCA regulatory actions (Sept 2013)

Maybe not surprising, but still upsetting: New report highlights role of election-year politics in OIRA delays (Dec 2013)

Unnerving developments in the state of the evidence on developmental neurotoxicity (Feb 2014)

A gift for mothers (and daughters, and all of us): New tools for breast cancer monitoring and prevention (May 2014)

EDF Voices Blog

Either change the system or risk another “Silent Spring” (Dec 2013)

Toxic chemicals: The unwanted gifts that keep on giving (Dec 2013)

Why Latinos are disproportionately affected by asthma, and what we can do (April 2014)

3. STM Digest

As a Research Ambassador for Elsevier’s STM Digest program, I wrote lay summaries of in-press research publications. Note: this program was cancelled in November 2015.

Marine Math: Calculating the Risks of Seafood Consumption (May 2015)

This is your brain…on air pollution? (June 2015)

Air Pollution: A Growing Concern for the Growing Fetus (July 2015)

DDT’s Lingering Legacy (October 2015)