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Susan is a public health specialist with over 25 years of experience working on domestic and international environmental health issues. In the US, her work experience has covered a range of topics, including toxics emissions reporting, air pollution regulation, pesticides management, and water quality standards and criteria.  Internationally, she has worked at local, regional, and national levels on toxics, drinking water and air pollution issues.  Her work has taken her around the globe, including Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

At NRDC, Susan’s main responsibilities are: (1) collaboration with US-based retailers to reduce the environmental impacts of their supply chains and to eliminate the sale of products containing toxic chemicals in their stores, and (2) international advocacy for reducing global mercury pollution, particularly reducing mercury use in artisanal and small scale gold mining.  Susan holds a Masters degree in environmental health management from the Harvard School of Public Health.  She has been quoted as an expert in both popular and trade press, including the NY Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, National Geographic online and Dan Rather Reports.

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