Sandra Steingraber

Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., recipient of the Rachel Carson Leadership Award, has lectured before the parliament of the European Union, at various medical conferences, and on college campuses. A visiting scholar at New York’s Ithaca College, her most recent book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis, and her previous books include Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment and Having Faith: An Ecologist’s Journey to Motherhood. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children—Elijah and Faith.


| September 15, 2014
You need to read Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything, which delivers...

| August 24, 2014
President Obama, the science shows that we can’t frack our way to climate stability. If you issue a warrant for the arrest of carbon dioxide...

| July 13, 2014
And because we are fighting for life itself, and because we have science, economics and...
Dr. Sandra Steingraber speaking at the New Environmentalism Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photo credit: HEAL on flickr.

| June 6, 2014
Fracking is the problem that masquerades as a solution. Fracking is the deadly enabler that keeps the whole fossil fuel party going...

| August 27, 2013
Early results from an on-the-ground, public health assessment in Washington County, PA, indicate that environmental contamination is occurring near natural gas drilling sites ......

| May 30, 2013
The moratorium bill on fracking in Illinois is being treated by elected officials like impractical guest towels and fancy soap. It’s there just for decoration, just for show of...

| April 6, 2012
Fracking, a leading contributor to The New Global Water Crisis, threatens to exacerbate...

| February 20, 2012
Raising Elijah is both a memoir of a scientist mom and an exploration of the environmental threats to childhood......