Heather Lynch

Heather Lynch, MPH is a Principal at Integral, an environmental consulting firm.  She received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from Knox College and a Master of Public Health Degree in environmental health from the Boston University School of Public Health.  Her areas of expertise include systematic review and weight of evidence methodologies, controlled human exposure study design, and the toxicology of heavy metals (e.g., arsenic and lead) and persistent pollutants including but not limited to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Ms. Lynch worked at the non-profit Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, writing and updating informational materials for the public on a wide range of environmental health and justice issues.  She also worked as a toxicologist for the environmental consulting firm ICF International, working predominantly on large, chemical-specific risk assessments for several programs within the US EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment. Ms. Lynch has published numerous original peer-reviewed articles on a range of substances and health effects.