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Alexandra Scranton

Alexandra Scranton is the Director of Science and Research at Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE). She is the author of “What’s That Smell?: How the Pine Forest in Your Cleaning Product May Be Hazardous To Your Health” and other scientific reports published by WVE. Alexandra also provides scientific review for the organization’s programs. Prior to working at WVE, she worked in the epidemiology and statistics unit at the American Lung Association headquarters in New York. Alexandra currently sits on the Research Advisory Committee for the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and on the Institutional Biosafety Committee for Rocky Mountain Laboratories (a National Institutes of Health facility). She has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana and a BA from Amherst College. Alexandra lives and works from Pullman, WA, with her husband and two beautiful daughters.


Health Hazards of Fragrance in Cleaning Products: What You Don't Know Might Hurt You, November 3, 2011