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Advocacy and Communication Strategies

David Andrews, a Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group provides some information about how we can understand materials toxicity.

How do you make the complexities of materials toxicity more accessible to the public without losing the accuracy and nuances of the sciences?

David Andrews, a Senior Scientist at the Environmental Working Group provides some information about that in this video.

He talks about the strategies his group uses to raise public awareness of toxic or harmful materials, and enables readers to take action. Andrews explains what his group does to communicate complex scientific information to the public.

He suggests that we share information in a way that everyone can understand. But also provide a way for more in-depth investigations of the subject.

Over to You

Go to the Environmental Working Group website and take a look around. Look at the Consumer Guide (linked below). What surprised you? Or tell us about a product you are now going to switch because of what you learned here.

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