Disproportionate Exposures to Toxics: A Conversation with Environmental Justice Reporter Brian Bienkowski

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CHE-Alaska Teleconference: Recorded June 13, 2018

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About the call:

Brian Bienkowski, reporter and editor at Environmental Health News and the Daily Climate discusses how vulnerable communities across America bear a disproportionate burden of contamination from endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). From Michigan to Alaska, Bienkowski has investigated environmental justice stories in which industrial and military pollution threatens the health and traditions of Native peoples. He has also reported on environmental health disparities among communities of color, low-income communities, and women and children, and has focused much of his reporting on investigating the scientific evidence of adverse health effects of exposure to EDCs such as bisphenol-A and PFAS.

Speaker:

Brian Bienkowski is an award-winning journalist and Editor at Environmental Health News, and The Daily Climate. He writes about the intersection of the environment and human/wildlife health. His stories on environmental justice, endocrine disruption, climate change and water quality have been published in Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, Wired, InsideClimate News and many other publications.  Brian lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in a house where dogs outnumber people. When not waving a fly rod around, he’s sending mandolin notes over the St. Mary’s River to Canada or wearing out hiking shoes with his fiancé.

Links/ Resources:

Environmental Health News website

Brian Bienkowski on Twitter

Stories by Brian Bienkowski – Environmental Health News

Cold War-era military site continues to pollute fish and Yupik people (article by Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News, Dec 4, 2017)

Stories by Brian Bienkowski – Scientific American

News outlets to pitch environmental justice stories to:

Center for Public Integrity – An American nonprofit investigative journalism organization
Inside Climate News – a non-profit and non-partisan news organization, focusing on environmental journalism
Scalawag Magazine (specific to the South)