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Susana Barron

3rd Place

Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020

It’s all about following the clues. In addition to feeling like a real researcher, I also felt like a detective. It was thrilling.

Susana Barron

Atomic No. 17: Downplaying the Insidious Effects of Chlorine-Bleach-Containing Products in the Cleaning Industry

Research paper for CRD 249: Media Innovation and Community Development

Read Susana’s Paper (pdf)

Project Description

Barron examines how the marketing of chlorine-bleach-containing products misrepresents the negative health effects these products can cause. Using search engines, library subject guides and databases, and with support from her Cinema and Digital Media professor and the librarians at Shields, Barron identified 40 diverse sources, from articles in academic journals to advertisements to government data.

In Their Own Words

Read Susana’s reflective essay from their Lang Prize application.