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Sandy Buchanan
Sandy Buchanan
Sandy Buchanan is Executive Director of Ohio Citizen Action, the state’s largest consumer and environmental organization. In the 1980s, Ms. Buchanan worked with communities to pass some of the first local right-to-know laws in the country. She has served on Ohio’s State Emergency Response Commission, which oversees implementation of the right-to-know laws, and has been a leader in campaigns to oppose environmental secrecy laws in Ohio.
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Dr. Peter Infante
Peter Infante, Doctor of Public Health, D.D.S.
Peter Infante is director of the Office of Standards Review in the Health Standards Program of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA is the federal agency that sets standards for workplace safety, including limits on exposure to toxic substances. Dr. Infante’s office is responsible for regulation of toxic substances in the workplace.
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Dr. Philip Landrigan
Philip Landrigan, M.D., M.Sc., D.I.H.
Philip Landrigan is Chairman of the Department of Community and Preventative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and director of Mount Sinai’s Center for Children's Health and the Environmental. He is a professor of pediatrics and preventative medicine, and a former senior advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Children’s Health and the Environment.
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Richard Lemen
Richard Lemen, Ph.D.
Richard Lemen retired as Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 1996. NIOSH is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research on work-related disease and injury and making recommendations to improve safety and health.
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Gerald Markowitz
Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D.
Gerald Markowitz is a public health historian who has written extensively about occupational and environmental health. He is a professor of history at John Jay College and professor in the Graduate School and University Center at City University of New York. He is author of nine books.
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Albert Meyeroff
Albert Meyerhoff, Attorney
Albert Meyerhoff has specialized for nearly 30 years in labor, civil rights and environmental law. In 1981, he joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) as Director of their Public Health Program. He specialized in litigation concerning toxic substances and occupational health and brought successful challenges to the continued use of cancer-causing pesticides.
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Dr. Michael McCally
Michael McCally, M.D., Ph.D.
Michael McCally is a public health physician and Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Community and Preventative Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he is Co-Director of the Center for Children’s Health and the Environment. He has been a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme and active in efforts to reach a binding international agreement to prevent release of persistent organic pollutants.
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David Rosner
David Rosner, Ph.D.
David Rosner is professor of Public Health and History at Columbia University's MailmanSchool of Public Health and the Co-Director of Columbia’s History of Public Health & Medicine. Dr. Rosner is a former Distinguished Professor at City University of New York, and adjunct Professor of Community Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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Jacqueline Warren

Jacqueline Warren, Attorney
Attorney Jacqueline Warren specializes in environmental law and regulatory policy issues. She is a member of the EPA's Clean Air Act Advisory Committee. Previously, Ms. Warren served as senior staff attorney and director of the Toxic Substances Project at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
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