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Tell the EPA to ban the use of methylene chloride and NMP in commercial and consumer paint strippers. Let’s protect workers and consumers from these harmful chemicals and switch to safer alternatives.

Johanna Congleton, MSPH, PhD

Cheverly, Maryland
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board
Professional Affiliation: Senior Scientist, Environmental Working Group

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Congleton currently works as a Senior Scientist and Toxicologist with the Environmental Working Group, an environmental and public health research and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. She has over 17 years of experience working with environmental health organizations including Physicians for Social Responsibility, Clean Water Action, and the Sierra Club. She served as Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility-Louisiana, which provided health assistance services to people impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She continues to use her expertise in support of programs that advance public health and environmental science education, research, and policies.

Dr. Congleton holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University, an MSPH in Environmental Science from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a BS in Communications from Syracuse University.

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