Jan 16 2023
Episode 18: Toxicology & Communities of Resistance. A Conversation with Melina Packer, Ph.D.
Thank you for listening to The Chemical Sensitivity Podcast!New episodes twice a month. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.Please support our work to help us continue creating greater awareness about MCS. Thank you very much!In Episode 18, “Toxicology & Communities of Resistance," I’m speaking with Melina Packer, Ph.D. Melina is a postdoctoral research associate in the Feminist Lenses for Animal Interaction Research (FLAIR) Lab at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is currently writing a queer feminist history of toxicology in the U.S., in which she argues that racial, gendered, and economic hierarchies are embedded into the science itself. These inherent biases, in turn, help explain how and why marginalized peoples remain disproportionately more exposed to toxic environmental chemicals.In our conversation, Melina explores:How society became inundated with synthetic chemicals or toxicants.How women, especially women of color, factory- and farm-workers, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other socially marginalized groups, are often over-burdened by toxic exposures.What endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are and how they challenge core tenets of toxicology.How over-exposed communities are pushing back against the chemical industry.Melina Packer’s websiteTwitterSupport the showBuy me a coffee, and thank you!Subscribe and receive bonus episodes with information about MCS you won't hear anywhere else. Follow the podcast on YouTube! Read captions in any language. Please support the podcast to help us continue creating awareness about MCS.Follow on social media for all updates :FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTok