Several Portland factories are in the public eye this month as Oregon regulators take public comment on new rules for making art glass.
Their process involves some heavy metals. Untill now, those emissions have gone mostly unfiltered.
While the state Department of Environmental Quality is working out a permanent system of rules, there’s still a long list of people with unanswered questions about the art glass business and human health.
One of the names at the top of that list is Jess Beebe. She got some unwelcome news from the lab this spring.