Monona Rossol

Monona Rossol appears in the following:

An Industrial Hygienist's Perspective on the Trump Administration

Monday, January 08, 2018

Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol discusses how the Trump administration is weakening protections on hazardous chemicals.

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Avoiding Holiday Hazards, Making Safe Workspaces for Artists

Monday, December 19, 2016

Monona Rossol returns to talks about the health hazards associated with holiday decorations and toys. And we'll take your calls!

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How to Protect Yourself in the Toxic Spaces Left Behind by Industry

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monona Rossol on how artists and residents can protect their health when living in formerly industrial spaces.

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Behind the Smoke Screen: The Toxic Chemicals in E-Cigarettes

Monday, February 15, 2016

E-cigarettes are advertised as a "healthy" alternative to smoking tobacco, but their growing popularity has opened up a debate over these safety claims.

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The Hidden Dangers For Workers on Film and TV Sets

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol returns to the show to discuss health and safety on film and TV sets.

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Think Before You Ink

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

There is no federal agency that reviews, or approves, tattoo inks. 

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Monona Rossol Answers Reader Questions on the Dangers of Beauty Products

Friday, May 29, 2015

Monona Rossol, industrial hygienist and president of  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., answers reader questions about the safety of common beauty products. 

Can Cosmetics Pose a Health Hazard?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Monona Rossol, industrial hygienist and president of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc., discusses the potential dangers of beauty products.

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Organic Trees, Offensive Scents, and the "George Burns Theory of Toxicology."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Many listeners had questions for industrial hygienist Monona Rossol yesterday. We didn't have time for all of them, but Monona was kind enough to answer listener questions here. 
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The Hazards of Christmas Decorations

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Industrial hygienist Monona Rossol discusses the potential hazards of Christmas decorations.

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The Dangers of Dust

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Dust is almost everywhere, and while most household dust isn't hazardous, dust in factories and in the environment can contain toxins and particles that are dangerous to inhale and are even flammable.

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Monona Rossol Responds to Your Questions and Comments

Monday, December 09, 2013

Monona Rossol responds to comments and questions.

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Toxins in Our Bodies

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Industrial hygienist and chemist Monona Rossol discusses a study showing that rich people and poor people have different toxic substances in their bodies. She's the author of Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia Is Making Lab Rats of Us All.

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Monona Rossol Talks Mold

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Last fall, flooding from Superstorm Sandy resulted in mold damage in many homes, and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol helped us figure out how to prevent and treat it. Now that we're coming into humid summer weather, we'll take a look at how successful remediation efforts have been, and how we can prevent recurrences.

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Chemical Testing and Regulation

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ian Urbina, New York Times investigative reporter, and Monona Rossol, chemist, industrial safety expert and author of Pick Your Poison, talk about the lack of testing of chemicals found in shampoos, cosmetics, cleaners, and other household goods. They’ll explain how the FDA regulates these chemicals, concerns about their safety, and how states are creating their own programs to police chemical safety.

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Theater Safety

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol talks about theater safety. She's the author of Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia is Making Lab Rats of Us All.

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Please Explain: Mold

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mold is a common household nuisance—it can appear on shower curtains and in damp basements and on aging foods in the refrigerator, but it’s a major concern in the aftermath of flooding caused by Sandy. Industrial hygienist and environmental health expert Monona Rossol and microbiologist Chin Yang, of Prestige EnviroMicrobiology, explain what mold is, where it comes from, how it grows, what it can do to your home and health, and how to get rid of it.

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Monona Rossol Answers Your Questions

Friday, June 22, 2012

Industrial hygienist and environmental health expert Monona Rossol was here last week to talk about the safety concerns about fire retardants. We got a lot of comments and questions during that segment, and Monona has responded with answers.

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Fire Retardants in Our Homes, Food, and Bodies

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fire retardants are everywhere. They are emitted by the plastics in our cars, computers, TVs, and radios. They are in our synthetic clothing and carpets, fluorescent light ballasts, and other electrical equipment. They are in caulks, paints, floor tiles, and linoleum. They’re leaking out of landfills, in the fish and meat we eat, and in our bodies. Our children have more fire retardants in their blood than we do, and each generation will have greater amounts. Our resident industrial hygienist and environmental health expert Monona Rossol explains how this has happened, how it affects our health, and what we can do about it.

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Table Saws and Preventing Injuries

Monday, January 23, 2012

In 1999, woodworker Steve Gass invented a device that makes it nearly impossible to be seriously injured by a table saw. His invention would prevent some 32,000 serious injuries—including 4,000 finger amputations—per year, but power tool companies resisted the change. Steve Gass and our resident safety expert, Monona Rossol, talk about why it's taken so long to have this and other safety devices accepted into everyday use.

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