We all know pollution and toxins are bad for you. But the Environmental Working Group has conducted perhaps the deepest analysis of this issue on the most vulnerable demographic on the planet. Some shocking information in one of the most entertaining presentations of the conference.
Ken Cook is president and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group (EWG), a public interest research and advocacy organization that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment. The Hill named EWG one of Washington's ten most effective watchdog groups in 2005, the only environmental organization on the list, and Cook has frequently been described as one of the most effective lobbyists in Washington. Cook and EWG's research and analysis are major forces in national policy debates over toxic chemicals, pesticides, air and water pollution, and the environmental impacts of modern agriculture. Last year Ken was the primary blogger at www.mulchblog.com, which chronicled a contentious Farm Bill battle. Cook and EWG colleagues also developed the presentation called "Ten Americans" based on a groundbreaking biomonitoring study EWG conducted of toxic chemicals in human blood.