Dr. Sutton is a senior scientist in the California office of the Environmental Working Group, a research and advocacy organization that strives to protect children from exposure to toxic chemicals. She is an environmental chemist and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Sutton investigates hazardous chemicals in everyday items, including cleaning supplies, body care products, and even tap water. Her work has also documented the “body burden” of industrial contaminants in each of us. She provides parents and consumers with practical tips to reduce exposure to harmful substances hidden in our homes, schools, and places of work.
Prior to joining EWG, her research focused on computational studies of contaminant fate and transport, and soil carbon storage to moderate global warming. She has authored 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.