Sharon Lerner is an investigative reporter for The Intercept, covering health and the environment. Her Intercept series, The Teflon Toxin, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and the Washington Post, among other publications, and has received awards from the Society for Environmental Journalists, the American Public Health Association, the Park Center for Independent Media, the Women and Politics Institute, and the Newswoman’s Club of New York.
Bad ChemistryToxic PFAS Chemicals Discovered in Hundreds of Products
Climbing ropes, guitar strings, and hand sanitizer are among the newly reported uses for the toxic “forever” chemicals.
Bad ChemistryContaminants in New Jersey Soil and Water Are Toxic, Documents Reveal
Solvay had previously withheld information about the PFAS chemicals on the grounds that it was “confidential business information.”
The Coronavirus CrisisRace Gap in U.S. Life Expectancy Widens as Covid-19 Toll Grows
Life expectancy for Black people and Latinos in the U.S. will shrink dramatically as a result of the pandemic.
Bad ChemistrySolvay Withholds Data About Toxic PFAS Pollution in New Jersey
New Jersey has sued Solvay Specialty Polymers over its refusal to release secret studies of its PFAS chemicals.