Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Reporter, recently graduated from Indiana University with bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science. Her interest in health care during her collegiate years led her to volunteer in Panama and translate for patients at a local nonprofit clinic in Bloomington, Ind. Prior to becoming a KHN web reporter, Heredia Rodriguez also worked as an intern for South Bend Tribune and KHN, where her work was featured in KQED, Miami Herald and The Washington Post.
The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.