In the new episode of our weekly podcast Lever Time, David Sirota speaks with Philadelphia Inquirer journalists Barbara Laker and David Gambacorta about their recent blockbuster investigation, which details how chemicals found in the AstroTurf at Veterans Stadium may be linked to the deaths of six Philadelphia Phillies baseball players.

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The three discuss how hazardous per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals,” are now being discovered in a variety of different products. They also unpack why the conditions at Veterans Stadium may have been uniquely hazardous — and what, if anything, is being done to regulate PFAS.

A transcript of this episode is available here.

BONUS: On next Monday’s Lever Time Premium episode for paid subscribers, Jordan Uhl interviews Abraham Josephine Riesman, author of the new biography Ringmaster: Vince McMahon and the Unmaking of America.

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