Recommended by NPR Science Friday, the Washington Post and Scientific American 

The Guardian's Book of the Week

"An urgent, essential read" — Arnold Schwarzenegger

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"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."

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 “A compelling book about a critical subject”
— Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning 
author of The Sixth Extinction 

Air pollution kills seven million people every year, causing heart attacks, strokes, cancer, dementia and more. In Choked, Beth Gardiner travels the world to tell the story of this modern-day plague, exposing the political decisions and economic forces that have kept so many of us breathing dirty air.

A gripping narrative that’s alive with powerful voices and personalities, Choked is a vital look at one of the most pressing dangers of our time. 

© 2018 by Beth Gardiner