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Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

  • April 10, 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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As a World Affairs Councils of America member,
World Affairs Council Inland Southern California
invites you to participate in a 

Cover to Cover Author Conference Call

Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution
hosted by World Affairs Councils of America

Featuring Journalist & Author Beth Gardiner

April 10, 2019
11:00 - 11:30 AM
Free Event

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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.

Clean air feels like a birthright. But it can disappear "in a puff of smoke" if the rules that protect it are unraveled. At home and around the world, it’s never been more important to understand how progress happened and what dangers might still be in store. Choked shows us that we hold the power to build a cleaner, healthier future: one in which breathing, life’s most basic function, no longer carries a hidden danger.

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