Susan Kaplan

Susan Kaplan

Susan Kaplan is a research assistant professor of public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is an environmental health lawyer. Her work focuses on environmental sustainability and environmental and occupational health policy.

Several cars that contained hazardous chemicals burned after the Feb. 3, 2023, derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency photo)

Why where you live determines how well environmental laws protect your health

By: - March 1, 2023

Your child could go to gym class on Monday morning and play soccer on a field that was sprayed over the weekend with 2,4-D, a toxic weedkiller that has been investigated as possibly causing cancer. Alternatively, the school grounds may have been treated with a lower-toxicity weedkiller. Or maybe the grounds were managed with safe, […]