Senior Attorney & Senior Director, Health & Food, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program
Prior to his current role, Avi Kar served as director of state health policy, working with NRDC teams and external coalitions to pass key legislation and advance policies to reduce exposures to toxics, with a focus on California, New York, and Maryland. Since joining NRDC in 2007, Kar’s work has spanned toxics and food issues, covering toxics in consumer products, regulation of harmful chemicals, antibiotic use in livestock, hazardous air pollutants, and California drinking water standards. Before joining NRDC, Kar worked at the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment. He received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College and his JD from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. He is based in San Francisco.
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