Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution - 92Y, New York

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Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Beth Gardiner and Randi Epstein
Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Nothing is as elemental, as essential to human life, as the air we breathe. Yet around the world, in rich countries and poor ones, it is quietly poisoning us.

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. Join author, Beth Gardiner, as she exposes the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air. Discover the scientists who have transformed our understanding of pollution’s effects on the body and the ordinary people fighting for a cleaner future.

A book signing follows the event.

Beth Gardiner

Beth Gardiner is an American environmental journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, and Smithsonian

Randi Epstein

Randi Epstein is an MD and medical writer. She’s a lecturer at Yale University, Writer in Residence at Yale Medical School  …