Product Testing for Toxins with guest Heather Stapleton – The Smart Human Podcast Episode #27

In episode #27 of The Smart Human Podcast, Dr. Aly Cohen had the pleasure of chatting with Professor Heather Stapleton, an environmental chemist and exposure scientist in the Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University. Dr. Stapleton serves as director of the Duke Environmental Analysis Laboratory. Today we’re talking nonstick, waterproof and greaseproof chemicals, flame retardant chemicals, drinking water quality and different types of water filters and so much more!

Here are a few links that might be helpful:

Heather’s research website
Heather’s foam testing website
Company website for under the sink RO water filter Heather had installed back in 2019
Water filter study:
Article on flame retardants
Heather Stapleton Bio

Heather M. Stapleton, Ronie-Richelle Garcia-Johnson Distinguished Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC USA.

Professor Heather Stapleton is an environmental chemist and exposure scientist in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Her research interests focus on identification of halogenated and organophosphate chemicals in building materials, furnishings and consumer products, and estimation of human exposure, particularly in vulnerable populations such as pregnant women and children. Her laboratory specializes in analysis of environmental and biological tissues for organic contaminants to support environmental health research. Currently she serves as the Director for the Duke Superfund Research Center, and Director of the Duke Environmental Analysis Laboratory, which is part of NIH’s Human Health Environmental Analysis Resource.

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