McKay Jenkins has been writing about people and the natural world for 30 years. He the author of ContamiNation (Avery, 2016, previously published by Random House as What’s Gotten Into Us), which chronicles his investigation into the myriad synthetic chemicals we encounter in our daily lives, and the growing body of evidence about the harm these chemicals do to our bodies and the environment.
Jenkins holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for Outside, Orion, The New Republic, and many other publications. Jenkins is currently the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, where he has won the Excellence in Teaching Award.
In the first half, professor and author McKay Jenkins shared his discoveries about toxic chemicals, after he had a personal health scare.
In the first half, author McKay Jenkins discussed how scientists have become increasingly worried about the growing presence of synthetic chemicals in our bodies, and in our environment — and the connection these chemicals may have to cancer, hormonal imbalances, and many other diseases.
In the second half, intuitive medium... More »Host: George Noory