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May 22nd 2020: Encore Environmental Working Groups 2020 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2020 Dirty Dozen™. EWG’s newly released consumer guide outlines the produce items with the most amount of pesticide residue, as well as a list of the fruits and vegetables with the least amount. Tune in as we talk with EWG toxicologists, Dr. Alexis Temkin and Dr. Thomas Galligan about the information you need to make the best choices in the produce section of your grocery store.

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Alexis Temkin, Ph.D.

Originally from Chappaqua, N.Y., Alexis recently moved to Washington, D.C., to join the investigative science team at Environmental Working Group. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Connecticut College in 2010. Alexis began her research career at Columbia University Medical Center, working as a lab technician studying the molecular mechanisms responsible for environmental influence on gene regulation. She then moved to beautiful Charleston, S.C., to attend the Medical University of South Carolina, where she earned a Ph.D. in marine biomedicine and environmental sciences. She studied how exposure to environmental chemicals during development can influence adult disea
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Thomas Galligan, Ph.D.

While earning his B.S. in dairy science at Virginia Tech, Thomas developed an interest in understanding the connections among human activities, ecosystem health and public health. This led him to earn his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina, where he studied the effects of environmental contaminants on alligators and bottlenose dolphins. Thomas returned to Virginia Tech for a postdoctoral position, during which he investigated links between ecosystem degradation and reproductive health in the hellbender salamander, in addition to teaching undergraduate physiology. In 2019, he joined the Healthy Living team as a toxicologist. He is excited to use his pas
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio 05/06/2020 09:00 05/06/2020 10:00 Go Green Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1303/go-green-radio Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 2020 Dirty Dozen™. EWG’s newly released consumer guide outlines the produce items with the most amount of pesticide residue, as well as a list of the fruits and vegetables with the least amount. Tune in as we talk with EWG toxicologists, Dr. Alexis Temkin and Dr. Thomas Galligan about the information you need to make the best choices in the produce section of your grocery store. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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