Visiting Scholars and Scientists

Laurel Schaider

Visiting Scientist

Environmental Health



Examining the health effects of PFAS water contamination

A new nationwide federal study launched in fall 2019 is examining the health effects of drinking water contaminated with chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), which have been linked with health issues including some types of cancer, immune system…

Sludge used as fertilizer could be toxic; ban sought

Public health experts say that Maine should ban the use of municipal sludge as fertilizer after dangerous levels of toxic chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, were found at a farm near Portland where the sludge…