In this episode of Coffee with Hx2, Dr. Heidi Hutner interviews McKay Jenkins--a journalist, nonfiction writer, and scholar of American studies, specializing in environmental studies and the history, journalism, and literature of race relations and social justice, at the University of Delaware. At U of Delaware, he is the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, Journalism, and Environmental Humanities, he has been writing about people and the natural world for 25 years.

In this conversation, Heidi Hutner talks to Professor Jenkins about his new book, CONTAMINATION (PenguinRandom House, 2016), 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.