Environmental Health Strategy Center

Gail Carlson, assistant professor of environmental studies, won the 2017 Science Champion Award from the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Actively engaged in public policy debates on environmental issues in Maine, Carlson has testified at key committee hearings of the Maine Legislature and was “especially impressive as the clear winner of a debate at a committee briefing on the health impacts of flame retardants, gaining the trust and respect of legislators on both sides of the aisle,” according to a press release from the center. “I’d like to think that not only did I have science on my side, but also common sense,” Carlson said.

 

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