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September 19, 2023

Dr. Payne-Sturges recently presented on the links between cumulative risk and impacts and environment justice at  a Climate, Environment & Health Legislative Forum hosted by the Michigan Center on Lifestage Environmental Exposures and Disease (M-LEEaD).

August 26, 2023 • Free school supplies and a lesson about the importance of clean indoor air. RESPIRAR Project hosted a DIY Corsi-Rosenthal box air filter build at the Fresh Start: Wicomico County Back To School Event in Salisbury with help from Salisbury University CAMP students 

January 23, 2023 • Understanding the Science to Better Protect the Public from Cumulative Impacts 

Interviewed with colleague Dr. Robert H. Sprinkle by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) The Equation. 

September 12, 2022

Featured presentation in EDF’s new Cumulative Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) webinar.

August 23, 2022

Embracing the Complexity of Environmental Health Challenges, Dr. Payne-Sturges is featured as success story featured on the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences.

July 6th, 2022

Dr. Payne-Sturges attends 2022 Black Europe Summer School (BESS) where she also presents invited talk, "But They Are Not Our Children," Observations on Environmental Justice and Theoretical Approaches from U.S. Perspective.

March 30, 2022 • Interview with SOT TV at the Society of Toxicology annual meeting in San Diego, CA this March 2022.

Autism Science Foundation Podcast:
Autistic Black Lives Matter

Autistic Black Lives MatterAustism Science Foundation
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June 14, 2020 • Racial and ethnic disparities in autism care is not new, the lower age of diagnosis and lack of care for these families have been reported for years. While they have always been unacceptable, in light of recent events, it’s time to reconsider what scientists should be doing about them. A systematic review identifies what is going on with regards to access to interventions and their efficacy. Another study successfully collaborates Part C Early Intervention providers to reach families of color to improve screening. And finally, researchers not even focused on autism provide a perspective on how far and wide this problem reaches. Autism Science Foundation maintains their commitment to working together with other organizations to eradicate these disparities once and for all.

"All of us are exposed to a cocktail of toxic synthetic pesticides linked to a range of health impacts from our daily diets. Certified organic food is produced without these pesticides. But can eating organic really reduce levels of pesticides in our bodies?

In this peer-reviewed study, we compared pesticide levels in the bodies of four American families for six days on a non-organic diet and six days on a completely organic diet.

We found that eating organic works. An organic diet rapidly and dramatically reduced exposure to pesticides in just one week. Levels of all detected chemicals dropped an average of 60.5 percent with a range of 37 percent to 95 percent depending on the compound. Learn more about the study at"

Op Ed Articles

Payne-Sturges D. March 16, 2018. “Don't use lanternfly as an excuse to permit dangerous pesticide” [Letter to the editor]. The Baltimore Sun.  


Payne-Sturges D. March 5, 2019. Opinion: Eliminating the Pesticides Inside Us. Maryland Matters.


Liebman A. and Payne-Sturges D. May 7, 2020. Opinion: We Must Protect Workers Who Put Food on Our Table. . Maryland Matters.

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