Choked

Choked

Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Book - 2019
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"Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including more than one hundred thousand Americans. It is strongly linked to strokes, heart attacks, many kinds of cancer, dementia, and premature birth, among other ailments. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, taking readers from the halls of power in Washington and the diesel-fogged London streets she walks with her daughter to Poland's coal heartland and India's gasping capital. In a gripping narrative that's alive with powerful voices and personalities, she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air. This is a moving, up-close look at the human toll, where we meet the scientists who have transformed our understanding of pollution's effects on the body and the ordinary people fighting for a cleaner future."--Page [2] of cover
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780226495859
022649585X
Branch Call Number: 615.902 G22
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 24 cm

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