From the deadly smoke used in cooking over an open fire in Guatemala to the contaminated waste produced by a tanneries in Bangladesh, pollution is taking its toll on our air, water, and soil. Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis, featuring the work of Pulitzer Center journalists reporting from 11 countries, highlights the consequences of new and old technologies—focusing on environmental concerns, risks, challenges, and possible solutions.
Contributors to Toxic Planet include Nathalie Bertrams, Caitlin Cotter, Yolanda Escobar, Fred de Sam Lazaro, Sean Gallagher, Beth Gardiner, Ingrid Gercama, He Guangwei, Makenzie Huber, Lynn Johnson, Michelle Nijhuis, Richard Paddock, Debbie M. Price, and Larry C. Price. Their stories were originally published in National Geographic, The New York Times, The Guardian, Undark, Yale Environment 360, Global Health Now, PBS NewsHour, and other outlets.
Through stunning photography and superb writing, they tell heart-wrenching personal stories of suffering and courage. Profiles of advocates who seek to raise awareness and innovators who create cleaner supply chains are also featured. The e-book is beautifully designed by Jordan Roth and includes recommended resources and educational materials.