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Contacts for the Media

contacts for the Pollution in People project

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Study Author
Erika Schreder
Staff Scientist, Washington Toxics Coalition                       
Phone: 206-632-1545x119          
Mobile: 206-778-1506
Medical Doctors
Barry M. Lawson, MD
Immediate Past President
American Academy of Pediatrics—WA State Chapter  
Phone:  206-526-2600
Mobile: 206-972-8314
Rich Grady, MD
Pediatric Urologist, Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Urology, University of Washington 
Available by cell phone: 206-849-7565                             
Robert Duff
Director, Office of Environmental Health Assessment
Division of Environmental Health
Washington State Department of Health
Phone: 360-236-3181                                                        
Policy Expert
Michael P. Wilson, Ph.D, MPH
Assistant Research Scientist
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Phone: 510-642-5703                                                        
Morris Shriftman
Avalon Organics
Senior Vice President
Phone: 707-347-1249
Avalon is committed to safer products made without toxic chemicals like phthalates.
Joan Krajewski
Microsoft Corporation
Phone: 425-706-4539
Microsoft has now completely ended the use of vinyl (PVC) in its packaging material.
Bryan Hilton
Dell Electronics
Phone: 512-723-4780
Mobile: 512-633-7527
Dell has phased out PBDEs and other toxic chemicals.
Lynn Garske
Kaiser Permanente
Environmental Stewardship Manager
Phone: 818-352-3093
Kaiser is undertaking efforts to reduce PVC. Kaiser also has farmers markets offering organic food at 25 of its medical facilities.

Washingtonians in the Pollution in People study
(links go to profile pages for each participant)

Rev. Dr. Ann Holmes Redding, Episcopal priest, St. Mark’s Cathedral

Dr. Patricia Dawson, breast cancer surgeon, Swedish Providence Medical Center

Pam Tazioli, breast cancer survivor and Washington State Coordinator, Breast Cancer Fund

Denis Hayes, Earth Day founder and president, Bullitt Foundation

Senator Lisa Brown, Washington State Senate Majority Leader

Senator Bill Finkbeiner, Washington State Senate

Laurie Valeriano, toxics policy expert, Washington Toxics Coalition

Deb Abrahamson, member, Spokane Tribe and director, Society for Sovereignty, Health, Air, Water, and Land

Allyson Schrier, children’s book author

Karen Bowman, registered nurse; consultant, Washington State Nurses Association; and faculty member, University of Washington Nursing Department


Download participant profiles in pdf file format

To obtain contact information for study participants, members of the media can contact Margaret Shield, PhD, Coordinator of the Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition
at or 206-632-1545 ext 123.

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