Banned but Still Toxic

January 24th, 2021

by Bill Donahue

“Today, [Colby Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Gail] Carlson both teaches and runs the Buck Lab for Climate and Environment. She draws inspiration from Rachel Carson, author of the groundbreaking 1962 book Silent Spring, on pesticide contamination, and Sandra Steingraber, a poet and ecologist whose 2011 book, Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, informed Carlson’s parental wax policy and also points toward Carlson’s feminist outlook.” Dr. Steingraber’s work is referenced in this Colby Magazine piece on toxic PFAS chemicals in ski wax. Read the article