Choked : life and breath in the age of air pollution /

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Author / Creator:Gardiner, Beth, author.
Imprint:Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Description:290 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:Air -- Pollution.
Air -- Pollution -- Social aspects.
Air -- Pollution -- Health aspects.
Environmental quality.
Air -- Pollution.
Air -- Pollution -- Health aspects.
Air -- Pollution -- Social aspects.
Environmental quality.
Format: Print Book
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Provenance:Binding: includes dust jacket.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-284) and index.
Summary:"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.

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Call Number: TD883.1.G37 2019
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