Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz

Supervising Senior Attorney Toxic Exposure & Health Program

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Jonathan Kalmuss-Katz is a supervising senior attorney in the Toxic Exposure & Health Program, and is based out of the Northeast office in New York.

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March 27, 2024

In the News: Inside Climate News

California’s Latino Communities Most at Risk From Exposure to Brain-Damaging Weed Killer

“We have an agricultural system where everybody eats and everybody wears clothes made from cotton, but the people who pay the cost for that are overwhelmingly immigrant and Latino farmworkers who are just bearing unbelievable harm. Our society tolerates levels of risk in California’s Central Valley that it would never tolerate in the neighborhoods that ring Central Park. That has everything to do with race and class. And it is completely unacceptable.”
February 11, 2024

In the News: The Guardian

EPA again OKs use of toxic herbicide linked to Parkinson’s disease

“There is an incredibly overwhelming body of evidence on this that has been accepted by scientists across the globe, and the EPA’s decision really placed it at odds with the best available science.”
March 31, 2023

In the News: Politico

GOP energy package would revamp landmark toxics law

"This is the broadest and most direct assault on the 2016 TSCA amendments since they were passed."
March 22, 2023

In the News: Civil Eats

Paraquat, the Deadliest Chemical in US Agriculture, Goes on Trial

“The initial paraquat risk assessment was scientifically and legally baseless. The key question now is whether EPA uses this new opportunity to follow the science and protect the public from this incredibly dangerous pesticide.”
July 8, 2021

In the News: Chemical & Engineering News

Big changes afoot for US chemical risk evaluations

"None of the first 10 risk evaluations satisfied EPA’s statutory obligations or provided a complete and accurate picture of the chemicals’ true risks."
March 18, 2021

In the News: Star Tribune

Landfills are leaking PFAS 'forever chemicals' in 41 Minnesota counties

"There is this kind of circular nature of this contamination. There's very little that we have discovered to effectively manage the PFAS-contaminated waste that we are surrounded by."
February 15, 2021

In the News: Axios

Biden's presidency could mean action on toxic "forever chemicals"

"The EPA has broad authority under the Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act and other laws to aggressively regulate PFAS, and it will be important for this administration to bring all of that authority to bear on this problem."
January 16, 2021

In the News: Star Tribune

Minnesota’s $850 million settlement plans to address 3M ‘forever chemicals’ hit resistance in east metro

"It's a logistical nightmare."