Shreya Dasgupta is a science and environmental writer based in Bangalore, India. She has written for BBC Earth, New Scientist, Ensia, Smithsonian.com, The Scientist, The Guardian (Environment Blog), Nature India, The Caravan, and others. Shreya has been writing for Mongabay since 2013, and joined as a full-time staff writer in September 2015. She reports on forests, wildlife, oceans and climate change.
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.