BLUE HILL — Award-winning investigative reporter Sharon Lerner, who writes about chemicals, health and environment for The Intercept, will be speaking at the Marine and Environmental Research Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m.
A new Harvard study shows show the drinking water of 6 million Americans — and likely many more — is contaminated with highly fluorinated chemicals associated with serious health problems. The chemicals, known as “PFCs,” are used as stain and water repellents in everyday products such as non-stick cookware and fast food wrapping.
Lerner was one of the first journalists to investigate how these chemicals wound up in drinking water and warn the public about the health hazards they pose to communities.
The talk will be preceded by a reception at 5:30. As seating is limited, early arrival is recommended.