On Air with IER: Episode 40

This week: A long-term Indiana University air pollution monitoring program will use a $5.9 million grant to measure the amount of PFAS chemicals in the Great Lakes, and a new book and movie chronicles the lawsuit that brought the toxic effect of those chemicals into the light.
October 7, 2019


Welcome to Episode 40 of the IER Podcast hosted by Sophie Bird.


State Agencies Warn of Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio River

By Enrique Saenz

Two Indiana state agencies warned that harmful algal blooms were confirmed on the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio and Louisville, Kentucky. The bloom could potentially affect river-adjacent areas in southern Indiana and the Indiana-Ohio border.

Read the full story.


Indiana University Researchers Monitor Airborne Pollution in Great Lakes

By Enrique Saenz

One of the longest-running air pollution monitoring programs in the nation was awarded a $5.9 million grant to continue the long-term monitoring of airborne pollutants in the Great Lakes for the next five years.

Read the full story.



A roundup of recent climate and environmental related headlines from around the world.

  1. Study shows that fetuses are affected by air pollution
    Link for the first story.

  2. Report reveals which world leaders emit the most CO2 during travel
    Link for the second story.

  3. Plastic teabags found to contaminate tea with microplastics
    Link for the third story.


Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont by Robert Bilott

Review by Enrique Saenz

A new book chronicles the lawsuit that brought the toxic effect of PFAS chemicals into the light.

Click here to go to the book publisher's page.