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'Choked' Takes Us To The Most Polluted Cities Around The World

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An Ultra Low Emission Zone will soon be introduced in London.

On this edition of Your Call, Beth Gardiner discusses her new book, Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution.

Only five percent of the population breathes truly healthful air. Air pollution prematurely kills nine million people a year, including 100,000 Americans. Gardiner traveled the globe’s most polluted cities to find out how we can stop the forces causing air pollution and build a cleaner, healthier future.


Beth Gardiner, author of Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution


Web Resources:

Bloomberg: U.S. Air Quality Was Improving. Now It’s Getting Worse 

The Guardian: What do we know about the top 20 global polluters?

BBC: Air pollution 'triggers hundreds more heart attacks and strokes'

Financial Times: How safe is the air we breathe?